Catcher framing is the art of a catcher receiving a pitch in a way that makes it more likely for an umpire to call it a strike. This page breaks down the catcher’s view into eight zones around the strike zone and shows the called strike percentage of all non-swings in that zone. Strike Rate shows the cumulative total of all zones. Catcher Framing Runs converts strikes to runs saved on a .125 run/strike basis, and includes park and pitcher adjustments. To qualify, a catcher must receive 6 called pitches per team game.
How to say it: “In 2018, Jeff Mathis converted 55 percent of non-swing pitches into called strikes in the Shadow Zone, the best rate of any catcher in baseball.”
Qualifier: For catchers 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) in the ‘shadow zone’ per team game. For pitchers and batters 1.5 called pitches in the ‘shadow zone’ per team game. (The shadow zone is essentially the edges of the strike zone, roughly one ball width inside and one ball wide outside of the zone. See what that looks like here.)
For pitchers/batters: This shows the framing that occurred behind the plate while the player in question was pitching or hitting.


Rk. Fielding Team Team Pitches
Catcher
Framing
Runs
Strike
Rate
Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Rangers 4586 16 51.6% 19.3% 57.6% 30.1% 65% 72.1% 35.1% 52.3% 27.7%
Brewers 4762 14 49% 16.4% 49.4% 22.3% 62.3% 70.6% 34% 51.5% 26.1%
Athletics 4512 12 49.5% 20.3% 48.7% 20.5% 65.5% 67.5% 31.8% 52.8% 27.6%
Giants 4598 6 49.4% 20.1% 46.3% 19.3% 68.2% 62% 36.7% 55% 22.7%
Twins 4450 6 49.4% 17.4% 44.7% 24.8% 65.7% 67.9% 39.3% 54.5% 26.4%
Reds 4995 5 49.2% 20.7% 45.5% 23.1% 65.9% 67.1% 33% 50.5% 29%
Dodgers 4819 4 49.5% 18.4% 42.2% 17.7% 67.7% 66.6% 30.8% 55.9% 32.6%
Phillies 4867 3 48.1% 17.6% 44.8% 13.2% 67.5% 62.9% 38.3% 49.5% 27.2%
Blue Jays 4693 3 48.2% 27.4% 44.3% 16.5% 65.4% 60.8% 35.1% 52.8% 25.5%
Rockies 4773 3 47.1% 24.4% 39.3% 21.1% 70.3% 56.9% 44.1% 51.9% 17.5%
Red Sox 5166 2 48.7% 25.3% 53.6% 29.6% 67.6% 64.3% 24.7% 49.3% 22.4%
Rays 4449 2 49% 16.8% 53.5% 26.2% 58.3% 68.2% 25.4% 52.4% 30%
Braves 4941 1 47.3% 18.5% 50.2% 24.1% 58.9% 64.1% 34.5% 50.3% 28.1%
Mets 4337 1 49.5% 17% 49.3% 20.9% 60.5% 74.2% 30.1% 50.9% 30.3%
D-backs 4893 0 47.7% 20.4% 48.4% 22.8% 62% 66.1% 34.4% 47.3% 24.9%
Astros 5226 0 48.6% 16.9% 45.1% 23.8% 64.5% 66.9% 35.4% 54% 27.9%
Angels 4903 0 47.4% 21.1% 41.5% 17.3% 62.3% 70.5% 32.3% 49.8% 27.4%
Pirates 4690 0 47.4% 15.5% 50.1% 24.6% 62.6% 66.6% 28.1% 51.8% 25.6%
Padres 5059 -1 47.5% 15.7% 43.2% 16.5% 58.4% 67.8% 35% 51.8% 31.8%
Mariners 4616 -1 46.6% 23.3% 47.4% 18.7% 66.6% 61.5% 32.2% 49.4% 17%
Marlins 4475 -2 48.9% 27.2% 54.2% 26.5% 62.7% 63.8% 32.7% 50.8% 22.4%
Cubs 4890 -2 47.9% 20.7% 50.2% 26.6% 62.8% 64.2% 28.7% 50.8% 23%
Yankees 4548 -3 47.6% 21.3% 44.9% 13.6% 65.2% 69.5% 28.3% 48.6% 30.7%
Guardians 4554 -4 46.9% 20.6% 50.9% 26.7% 61.9% 66.3% 33.3% 46.2% 22.9%
Nationals 4869 -6 46.2% 17.1% 45.5% 16.8% 67.6% 61.2% 28.6% 47.6% 22.8%
Cardinals 4885 -7 47.2% 23.7% 54.9% 30.7% 62.2% 69% 30.2% 39.3% 24.2%
White Sox 4556 -9 46% 20.6% 53.4% 22.7% 68.3% 59.9% 29.4% 45.8% 20.8%
Tigers 4662 -10 45.6% 20.6% 48.4% 22% 61.3% 65.4% 29.3% 43.6% 18.4%
Royals 4975 -17 46% 23.2% 53.1% 26.5% 66% 61.4% 30.3% 40.5% 23.3%
Orioles 5062 -17 43.4% 18.1% 48.7% 19.3% 64.2% 57.6% 25.9% 43.8% 19.6%