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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. Runs From Extra Strikes 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: 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) 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.)


Rk. Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Zunino, Mike 1082 5 52.6% 18% 56% 37.5% 55.6% 73.9% 32.1% 56.1% 27.4%
Nido, Tomás 544 1 52.4% 15.6% 46.4% 16.7% 61.4% 84.1% 41.5% 50.8% 39.4%
Trevino, Jose 1218 5 52.3% 16.5% 55.2% 27.7% 65.9% 74.2% 36.2% 54.1% 32.7%
Heim, Jonah 748 4 51.9% 16.7% 56.7% 22.2% 60.5% 74.7% 39.6% 55.6% 27.7%
Higashioka, Kyle 692 2 51.4% 22.2% 44.3% 9.3% 67% 67.2% 48.4% 57.2% 41.4%
Alfaro, Jorge 596 2 50.8% 26.2% 58.4% 40% 65.5% 62.1% 34.3% 55.3% 17.5%
Castro, Jason 434 0 50.7% 20.4% 43.5% 32.1% 71.4% 73.6% 58.8% 54.5% 15.6%
Garcia, Aramis 521 1 50.3% 14.8% 43.2% 26.3% 66.7% 68.3% 24.1% 52.2% 39.3%
Garver, Mitch 825 2 50.3% 3.9% 51.3% 34.4% 66.7% 70.7% 33.3% 55.9% 24.3%
Vázquez, Christian 1649 2 50.3% 25% 52% 27.3% 72.8% 65.2% 30.4% 55.2% 20.1%
Gallagher, Cam 468 1 50% 0% 51.7% 11.5% 65.5% 59.3% 38.5% 69.8% 31%
Piña, Manny 574 2 50% 6.3% 48% 3.7% 60% 69.8% 37.3% 64% 29.6%
Jeffers, Ryan 544 0 50% 15.6% 42.9% 10.5% 67.9% 69.1% 47.6% 52.2% 26.1%
Maldonado, Martín 1446 3 49.9% 17.4% 43.1% 22.7% 68.1% 69.3% 39.6% 56% 22.2%
Wallach, Chad 489 0 49.9% 25.6% 50% 7.1% 66.7% 61.6% 33.3% 52.9% 37%
Barnhart, Tucker 1405 2 49.8% 23.6% 44.8% 25.6% 70.6% 67.4% 29.2% 50% 26.1%
Murphy, Sean 1349 4 49.7% 23.2% 46.8% 23.7% 59.7% 72.2% 29% 58% 24.8%
Posey, Buster 1226 2 49.6% 26.4% 49% 19.2% 70.1% 64.8% 31.9% 54.7% 21.1%
Casali, Curt 588 1 49.5% 10.8% 34.9% 9.5% 67.7% 60.4% 42.2% 55% 42.1%
Barnes, Austin 669 0 49.2% 8.1% 32% 20.5% 75.6% 58.8% 29.8% 59.4% 38%
Narváez, Omar 1231 3 49.1% 15.3% 47.2% 20.3% 66.8% 73.9% 33.7% 43.5% 28.2%
Stassi, Max 606 0 48.8% 17.3% 30.8% 27.3% 56.6% 80.6% 43.2% 55% 26.7%
Contreras, Willson 1569 0 48.8% 13.8% 52.2% 25.8% 59.8% 67.5% 30.4% 53.8% 21.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 1155 0 48.8% 19.2% 58.1% 23.2% 66.3% 67.8% 34.5% 48.1% 23.4%
Realmuto, J.T. 1263 2 48.5% 15.9% 36.8% 10.8% 73.1% 57.6% 45.4% 54.2% 25.2%
Knapp, Andrew 635 0 48.5% 6.1% 37.9% 26.3% 66.7% 63.6% 38.7% 50.8% 27.5%
Hedges, Austin 956 1 48.4% 18.1% 47.1% 27.8% 64.3% 67.5% 46.5% 50.7% 24.5%
Smith, Will 1271 0 48.4% 18.8% 44.7% 16.4% 64.7% 69.2% 22.1% 54% 31.2%
Jansen, Danny 1030 -1 48.3% 29.3% 39.3% 6.8% 68.3% 61.4% 39.6% 54.7% 21.7%
Murphy, Tom 1039 -1 48.3% 22.7% 43.4% 14.3% 71.3% 68.2% 37.1% 53.8% 20.5%
Ramos, Wilson 644 0 48% 15.6% 59.7% 33.3% 62.6% 71.6% 37.9% 33.3% 16.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 594 0 47.8% 12.8% 43.9% 15.6% 61.5% 74.3% 32.6% 52.5% 27.8%
Stallings, Jacob 1365 0 47.4% 16.8% 38.2% 23.1% 64.9% 66% 30.2% 54.5% 31.7%
León, Sandy 756 -1 47.4% 31.9% 66.7% 27.7% 53.1% 67.6% 30.2% 44.4% 16%
Kelly, Carson 1199 0 47.4% 22.5% 45.3% 20.7% 67.2% 65.4% 40.2% 42.3% 23%
McGuire, Reese 480 0 47.3% 31.7% 50.8% 23.5% 67.4% 59.3% 28.6% 51.8% 14.6%
Perez, Michael 584 1 47.3% 20% 60% 48% 64.5% 59.9% 15% 47.9% 15.3%
Pérez, Roberto 506 -1 47.2% 11.3% 56% 22.2% 64.7% 71.9% 24% 43% 28.8%
Molina, Yadier 1503 -2 47.2% 23.9% 51.4% 29.3% 67.3% 62.9% 34% 40.7% 26.3%
Stephenson, Tyler 741 -2 47.2% 14% 48.7% 20.8% 70.4% 63% 23.8% 49.3% 26.5%
Nuñez, Dom 1204 0 47.1% 14.4% 32.7% 6.8% 67% 63.1% 47.7% 55.6% 20%
McCann, James 1054 -2 47% 8.2% 37.4% 11.4% 56% 74.4% 27.1% 50.6% 32.5%
Caratini, Victor 1318 1 46.9% 24% 45.8% 21.9% 59.5% 65.4% 26.5% 45% 33.6%
Sánchez, Gary 1159 -2 46.1% 17.6% 40.3% 14.9% 65.1% 71.6% 22% 49.6% 36.2%
Vogt, Stephen 782 0 46% 12.8% 51.2% 18.9% 58.5% 69.9% 29.2% 38.2% 29.1%
Haase, Eric 452 -1 46% 24.1% 41.5% 36% 69.9% 64.1% 26.3% 46.3% 11.5%
Torrens, Luis 638 -1 45.5% 17.6% 39% 19.2% 68.6% 57.5% 32.1% 51.2% 17.6%
Gomes, Yan 1256 -2 45.4% 18.1% 44.7% 13.6% 67.7% 58.9% 25.6% 45.6% 27.4%
Díaz, Elias 908 0 44.8% 30.6% 41% 32.5% 64.5% 51.9% 35.2% 50% 14.7%
Perez, Salvador 1611 -6 44.6% 24.1% 51% 26.5% 65.2% 60.7% 22.5% 40.8% 18.4%
Rogers, Jake 512 -1 44.1% 5.3% 47.1% 14.3% 56.5% 59.1% 32.4% 55.1% 20%
Contreras, William 829 -1 44% 20.8% 38.1% 11.9% 59.9% 53.4% 35.7% 48.8% 28.6%
Mejía, Francisco 735 -3 43.5% 16.1% 46.2% 18.6% 61% 61.2% 26.8% 44.4% 17.1%
Sisco, Chance 567 -3 43.2% 16.7% 45.2% 21.6% 60.5% 51.6% 25% 50% 31.8%
Knizner, Andrew 675 -1 43% 28.6% 48% 29.6% 58.3% 68.1% 23.5% 30.9% 21.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 928 -4 43% 10.3% 42.6% 5.9% 59.9% 62.6% 23.4% 48.9% 16.7%
Plawecki, Kevin 531 -1 42.6% 20.5% 44.2% 7.7% 67.4% 56.5% 23.1% 46.1% 13.7%
Rivera, René 421 -1 42.5% 10.8% 45.5% 9.1% 62.2% 55.8% 31.8% 44.7% 20.5%
Collins, Zack 666 -3 42.2% 21.2% 56.4% 29.1% 70.8% 46.7% 20% 38.5% 11.8%
Severino, Pedro 1256 -5 42% 15.8% 43% 13.2% 66.3% 58.4% 19.4% 44.1% 19.4%
Avila, Alex 539 -3 41.9% 7.1% 41.2% 18.2% 57.8% 50% 47.6% 53.4% 14.3%