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 2979 10 49.3% 14.8% 48.2% 23.3% 65.6% 70.8% 34.8% 48.5% 27.7%
Heim, Jonah 1993 9 52% 20% 59.5% 33.6% 65.4% 74% 33.1% 50.4% 26.1%
Trevino, Jose 2380 8 51.9% 18.3% 57.8% 27.5% 65.5% 70.2% 37.7% 53.4% 30.9%
Murphy, Sean 2876 8 49.8% 19.9% 48.6% 20.9% 63.5% 69% 32% 55.4% 27%
Zunino, Mike 2707 7 51.7% 18.9% 56.1% 29.4% 56.6% 70.1% 27.1% 56.8% 34.3%
Stassi, Max 2372 6 50% 22.1% 41.9% 19.7% 59.5% 75.6% 36% 55.4% 34.9%
Nido, Tomás 1147 5 53.6% 20.3% 50.4% 26.2% 64.9% 79.9% 41.5% 51.4% 37.1%
Barnhart, Tucker 2996 5 49.5% 23% 45.6% 22.6% 65.3% 68.1% 34.7% 51% 28.6%
Posey, Buster 2887 5 49.2% 23.9% 51.5% 23.7% 68.2% 62.2% 34.3% 52.3% 19%
McGuire, Reese 1730 4 48.9% 29.2% 48.5% 20.2% 66.9% 62.5% 32.8% 50.3% 25.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 3330 4 48.7% 20.5% 44.9% 12.1% 69.6% 61.2% 39.1% 51.3% 27.3%
Garver, Mitch 1397 3 50.5% 14.9% 51% 33.8% 67.8% 69.4% 34.7% 52% 26.2%
Piña, Manny 1466 3 49% 15.2% 54.3% 25% 53.8% 70.8% 33.9% 56.5% 27%
Higashioka, Kyle 1632 3 49.9% 17.9% 46.2% 10.6% 67.1% 68.1% 43.8% 52% 33.5%
Smith, Will 3455 2 49.1% 21.6% 45.2% 18.2% 65.3% 67.4% 28.4% 53.7% 31.3%
Jeffers, Ryan 2057 2 49.2% 22% 42.5% 22.5% 65.7% 68% 43.4% 55.4% 23.2%
Stallings, Jacob 2978 2 48.2% 15.1% 45.6% 21.1% 61.6% 68.4% 28.9% 56.4% 30.2%
Díaz, Elias 2626 2 47.1% 30.3% 42.7% 26.4% 73% 53.9% 43.8% 48.3% 14.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1953 2 47.6% 18.2% 53.2% 19.4% 55.5% 62.1% 40% 55% 28.6%
Nola, Austin 1390 2 49.3% 13.6% 45.5% 21.3% 59.8% 68.6% 38% 57.3% 27.6%
Raleigh, Cal 1059 2 47.8% 30.2% 55.1% 28.1% 63.1% 61.1% 36.7% 45.2% 14.4%
Plawecki, Kevin 1167 1 47.3% 30.5% 48.9% 17% 71.1% 60.2% 22.9% 50.7% 17%
Jansen, Danny 1688 1 48.6% 29.3% 41.9% 11.3% 69.8% 60.9% 34.7% 52.3% 27.6%
Gallagher, Cam 1033 1 50.1% 12.7% 53.1% 17.6% 67.2% 64.4% 38.9% 55.8% 32.6%
Casali, Curt 1572 1 49.5% 11.3% 33.3% 10.1% 66.1% 62.4% 41.5% 59% 28.6%
Kelly, Carson 2445 1 48.3% 23.9% 49.4% 23.5% 62.4% 63.8% 35.2% 49.2% 25.7%
Vázquez, Christian 3897 1 49.1% 23.8% 54.9% 31.3% 66.6% 66.1% 24.8% 48.8% 24%
Barnes, Austin 1362 1 50% 10.5% 33.3% 15.9% 72.2% 63.9% 35% 61.2% 36.2%
Nuñez, Dom 2148 1 47.2% 17.8% 35.6% 14.1% 67% 61.3% 44.7% 56.1% 21.7%
Grandal, Yasmani 2107 1 48.4% 16.5% 53.9% 23.8% 64.1% 67.1% 36.2% 49.5% 25.4%
Hedges, Austin 2354 1 47.4% 19.5% 48.9% 26% 61.1% 66.9% 39.3% 47.9% 23.7%
Gomes, Yan 2615 1 47% 20.9% 47.7% 18.7% 69.9% 59.9% 29.7% 44.1% 26%
Maldonado, Martín 3813 1 49% 17.5% 46.1% 21.1% 64.3% 66.6% 37% 53.8% 29.6%
Vogt, Stephen 1688 1 47% 14.6% 49.7% 30% 59.2% 72.1% 29.5% 40.6% 27.4%
Alfaro, Jorge 1577 0 48.4% 29.5% 58.9% 30.3% 64.1% 59% 28% 49.4% 20%
Stephenson, Tyler 2005 0 48.5% 17.7% 45% 23.9% 67% 65.7% 29.4% 49.2% 29.7%
Contreras, Willson 3157 0 49.1% 21.1% 56.1% 28.1% 65.8% 64.6% 28.1% 50.1% 19.7%
Knapp, Andrew 1108 0 48.4% 11.1% 46.4% 17.4% 64.9% 66.1% 40% 48.3% 26.5%
Leon, Sandy 1352 0 50.4% 32.6% 60.1% 33.3% 60% 68.6% 35.3% 48.6% 18.8%
Perez, Roberto 1112 0 48.5% 21.2% 55.6% 27.1% 65.2% 70.5% 26.5% 48% 25.2%
Varsho, Daulton 1068 -1 47.6% 20.8% 47.4% 25% 67% 62.6% 38.6% 49.2% 15.6%
Murphy, Tom 2280 -1 47.2% 23.8% 46% 15% 70.7% 62.2% 32.3% 52.2% 18.9%
Castro, Jason 1180 -1 48.1% 15.2% 45.6% 30.3% 64.3% 69.9% 30.8% 53.7% 22.9%
Kirk, Alejandro 1055 -1 47.2% 21.8% 37.2% 17.6% 56.3% 56.5% 41% 61.7% 27.9%
Perez, Michael 1641 -2 46.1% 14.5% 58.1% 29.9% 63.7% 63% 27.4% 43.4% 14.9%
Contreras, William 1320 -2 45.2% 19% 40.9% 21% 58.3% 56.5% 29.5% 53.1% 27%
Caratini, Victor 2812 -3 46.3% 16.2% 41.1% 15.6% 55.8% 67.5% 33.1% 49% 33.3%
Rogers, Jake 1003 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.4% 26.2% 51.8% 22.3%
Molina, Yadier 3467 -3 48.4% 24.5% 58.6% 31.1% 63.9% 68.3% 32% 40.5% 24.7%
McCann, James 2603 -3 47.9% 12% 48.4% 17.2% 56.4% 73.8% 24.5% 51.6% 29.9%
Knizner, Andrew 1390 -4 43.7% 22.2% 44.8% 28.8% 57.5% 71.1% 27.3% 35.3% 22.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 1960 -5 45.4% 19% 40.7% 16.5% 64.5% 67.5% 28% 45.9% 19.8%
Wynns, Austin 1305 -5 42.9% 19.3% 50.7% 18.2% 65.4% 57% 24.7% 36.8% 14.3%
Mejía, Francisco 1704 -5 44.7% 14.6% 47.6% 19.3% 60% 64.8% 23.7% 46.1% 23.6%
Sanchez, Gary 2809 -6 45.9% 21.9% 44.3% 14.4% 64.4% 70.2% 23% 45.8% 29%
Haase, Eric 1763 -6 44.8% 21.1% 42.8% 16% 63.2% 64.2% 28.7% 42.6% 17.9%
Severino, Pedro 3130 -10 43.8% 17.5% 47.7% 18.4% 63.8% 59.7% 26.8% 45.7% 19%
Collins, Zack 1712 -10 41.3% 21.9% 52.2% 19.4% 71% 48.9% 19.6% 36% 13.8%
Perez, Salvador 3573 -18 44.8% 25.8% 54% 28% 65.3% 60% 28.3% 36% 19.2%