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. Catcher Team Pitches
Catcher
Framing
Runs
Strike
Rate
Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Narváez, Omar mil 2980 10 49.2% 14.9% 47.6% 22.6% 65.4% 70.9% 35.1% 48.3% 27.5%
Murphy, Sean oak 2874 9 49.8% 19.9% 48.8% 20.6% 63.6% 69.1% 32% 55.3% 27%
Heim, Jonah tex 1993 9 51.9% 20% 58.8% 33.6% 65.4% 74% 32.8% 50.6% 26.1%
Trevino, Jose tex 2379 8 51.8% 18.3% 57.8% 28% 65.4% 70.1% 37.8% 53.4% 31.1%
Zunino, Mike tb 2705 7 51.7% 18.7% 56.4% 29% 56.7% 70.2% 26.6% 56.7% 34.3%
Stassi, Max ana 2370 6 50% 22.2% 41.7% 19.7% 59.5% 75.8% 36% 55.1% 34.6%
Barnhart, Tucker cin 2991 5 49.6% 23.1% 45.7% 22.1% 65.1% 68.2% 34.7% 51.3% 28.6%
Posey, Buster sf 2883 5 49.2% 24.1% 51.9% 24.2% 68.1% 62.3% 33.9% 52.1% 19%
Nido, Tomás nym 1147 5 53.5% 20.3% 49.6% 26.2% 64.9% 79.9% 41.5% 51.4% 37.1%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 3335 4 48.7% 20.5% 45% 12% 69.6% 61.1% 38.9% 51.3% 27.3%
McGuire, Reese tor 1730 4 48.9% 29.6% 48.1% 20.2% 66.8% 62.5% 32.8% 50.5% 25.2%
Garver, Mitch min 1399 3 50.5% 14.9% 51% 33.8% 67.8% 69.5% 34.7% 52% 25.7%
Piña, Manny mil 1466 3 49% 15.2% 54.3% 24% 53.6% 71.2% 34.4% 56.3% 26.8%
Higashioka, Kyle nyy 1631 3 50% 17.9% 46.4% 10.6% 67.1% 68.1% 43.8% 52% 33.5%
Smith, Will la 3445 2 49.2% 21.7% 45.5% 18.6% 65.3% 67.4% 28.9% 53.7% 31.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis atl 1953 2 47.6% 18.9% 53.4% 19.6% 55.4% 61.9% 39.7% 55% 28.6%
Vogt, Stephen atl 1688 2 47.1% 14.7% 50.3% 29.6% 59.2% 72.2% 29.3% 40.7% 27.4%
Jeffers, Ryan min 2055 2 49.3% 22.2% 42.6% 22.5% 65.7% 67.9% 43.4% 55.4% 23.6%
Raleigh, Cal sea 1060 2 47.8% 29.5% 55.4% 28.1% 63.3% 61.3% 36.7% 45.2% 13.5%
Nola, Austin sd 1388 2 49.3% 14.6% 45.9% 21.3% 59.6% 68.5% 38% 57.2% 28%
Díaz, Elias col 2628 2 47.1% 30.5% 42.8% 26.7% 73% 53.8% 43.6% 48.3% 14.4%
Stallings, Jacob pit 2982 2 48.1% 15% 45.3% 21.1% 61.6% 68.6% 28.1% 56.3% 30%
Kelly, Carson ari 2443 1 48.3% 23.9% 49.4% 23.5% 62.4% 63.8% 35.2% 49.2% 25.7%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3812 1 49% 17.5% 46.3% 21.2% 64.3% 66.5% 37% 53.6% 29.7%
Plawecki, Kevin bos 1168 1 47.3% 30.5% 49.6% 18.5% 71.1% 59.8% 22.9% 50.7% 17%
Vázquez, Christian bos 3898 1 49.1% 23.8% 54.9% 31.3% 66.6% 66.1% 24.8% 48.7% 24.1%
Nuñez, Dom col 2145 1 47.1% 17.8% 35.3% 14.1% 67.1% 61.3% 44.7% 56.1% 21.7%
Gallagher, Cam kc 1032 1 50.2% 12.5% 52.8% 17.6% 68% 64.4% 37.9% 56.3% 32.6%
Grandal, Yasmani cws 2105 1 48.3% 16.4% 54.1% 23.8% 64.2% 67.1% 36.1% 49.3% 25.3%
Hedges, Austin cle 2356 1 47.3% 20% 48.8% 26% 61.1% 66.9% 38.8% 47.8% 23.6%
Jansen, Danny tor 1688 1 48.6% 29.3% 41.9% 11.3% 69.8% 60.8% 34.9% 52.3% 28%
Casali, Curt sf 1574 1 49.4% 11.4% 33.8% 10% 66.1% 62.4% 41.2% 58.7% 28.6%
Barnes, Austin la 1361 1 50% 10.5% 33.7% 15.9% 72.2% 63.9% 35.4% 61% 36.2%
Pérez, Roberto cle 1116 0 48.5% 21% 55.2% 26.8% 65.6% 70.3% 26.5% 48.5% 25.8%
Knapp, Andrew phi 1113 0 48.2% 11.1% 46.9% 17.4% 64.8% 66.1% 40.3% 47.5% 26.5%
Gomes, Yan oak 2618 0 46.9% 20.9% 47.9% 18.7% 70% 59.9% 29.3% 44% 26%
León, Sandy mia 1355 0 50.5% 33.3% 60.1% 33.3% 59.8% 68.6% 35% 49% 18.8%
Alfaro, Jorge mia 1577 0 48.5% 29.5% 58.8% 30.8% 64.1% 58.8% 28% 49.6% 20.1%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 2004 -1 48.6% 17.6% 45.3% 24.6% 67.2% 65.6% 29.4% 49.2% 29.7%
Castro, Jason hou 1176 -1 48% 15.4% 45.4% 30.3% 64.5% 69.9% 29.7% 53.2% 22.9%
Varsho, Daulton ari 1068 -1 47.6% 20.8% 47.8% 25% 67% 62.4% 38.6% 49% 16.5%
Contreras, Willson chc 3157 -1 49% 21.4% 56.1% 27.9% 65.9% 64.5% 27.8% 49.8% 19.8%
Murphy, Tom sea 2279 -1 47.2% 24.2% 46.2% 15% 70.3% 62.2% 32.3% 52% 18.9%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 1057 -1 47.1% 21.8% 36.9% 17.6% 56.3% 56.5% 41% 61.4% 27.9%
Contreras, William atl 1317 -2 45.3% 19% 41.1% 21% 58.3% 56.5% 30.4% 53.1% 27%
Pérez, Michael pit 1640 -2 46.1% 14.5% 58.1% 29.9% 63.7% 63% 27.4% 43.4% 14.9%
McCann, James nym 2601 -3 47.9% 12.4% 48% 17.5% 56.4% 73.8% 23.8% 51.7% 29.9%
Rogers, Jake det 1004 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.8% 26.2% 52% 22.1%
Molina, Yadier stl 3473 -3 48.4% 24.2% 58.6% 30.9% 64% 68.2% 32% 40.6% 25.1%
Caratini, Victor sd 2811 -3 46.3% 16.1% 40.9% 15.5% 55.8% 67.5% 33.1% 48.9% 33.4%
Knizner, Andrew stl 1389 -4 43.8% 22.2% 45.1% 28.8% 57.8% 71.1% 27% 35.3% 22.1%
Haase, Eric det 1759 -5 44.8% 21.1% 42.8% 16% 63.2% 64.2% 28.9% 42.4% 17.9%
Suzuki, Kurt ana 1963 -5 45.3% 19% 40.8% 16.5% 64.6% 67.2% 27.5% 45.8% 20.3%
Wynns, Austin bal 1304 -5 42.9% 19.3% 50.7% 19.5% 65.6% 56.9% 23.8% 36.8% 14.3%
Mejía, Francisco tb 1704 -5 44.7% 14.6% 47.8% 20% 60% 64.7% 23.7% 46% 23.6%
Sánchez, Gary nyy 2807 -6 45.9% 22% 44.4% 14.4% 64.3% 70.1% 23.2% 45.9% 29.1%
Severino, Pedro bal 3132 -10 43.7% 17.3% 47.7% 18.4% 63.9% 59.7% 26.8% 45.7% 19%
Collins, Zack cws 1708 -10 41.4% 21.9% 52.6% 19.4% 71% 48.8% 19.6% 36.1% 13.9%
Perez, Salvador kc 3576 -18 44.8% 25.9% 53.9% 28% 65.1% 60.2% 28.5% 36.1% 19.4%