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 2984 10 49.2% 14.4% 47.9% 23.1% 65.5% 70.7% 34.7% 48.4% 27.7%
Heim, Jonah 1994 9 52% 19.8% 59.5% 33.6% 65.4% 74% 33.1% 50.4% 26.1%
Trevino, Jose 2378 8 51.8% 18.3% 57.8% 27.5% 65.5% 70% 37.5% 53.4% 30.9%
Murphy, Sean 2879 8 49.6% 19.9% 48.5% 20.8% 63.3% 68.9% 31.8% 55.4% 26.6%
Zunino, Mike 2706 7 51.6% 18.8% 56% 29.4% 56.4% 70% 27.1% 56.7% 34.2%
Stassi, Max 2375 6 49.9% 22.1% 41.8% 19.7% 59.2% 75.6% 36% 55.2% 34.7%
Nido, Tomás 1147 5 53.5% 20.3% 50.4% 26.2% 64.7% 80% 42.4% 51% 36.4%
Barnhart, Tucker 2999 5 49.4% 23% 45.3% 22.6% 65.1% 68.1% 34.9% 50.8% 28.6%
Posey, Buster 2890 5 49.1% 23.9% 51.3% 23.2% 68.2% 62% 34.3% 52.3% 19%
McGuire, Reese 1732 4 48.8% 28.7% 48.5% 20.2% 67% 62.3% 32.3% 50.5% 25%
Realmuto, J.T. 3341 4 48.6% 20.9% 44.9% 12.1% 69.4% 60.8% 38.8% 51.3% 27.3%
Piña, Manny 1466 3 49% 15.2% 54.3% 25% 53.6% 70.8% 34.1% 56.5% 27%
Garver, Mitch 1398 3 50.5% 14.9% 51% 33.8% 67.8% 69.4% 34.7% 51.9% 26.2%
Higashioka, Kyle 1635 3 49.8% 17.8% 46.2% 10.6% 67.1% 67.9% 43.8% 52% 33.3%
Jeffers, Ryan 2061 2 49.2% 21.9% 42.5% 22.5% 65.7% 67.8% 43.8% 55.1% 23.3%
Raleigh, Cal 1057 2 47.7% 30.2% 54.8% 28.1% 63.1% 61.1% 36.7% 44.9% 14.4%
Nola, Austin 1392 2 49.2% 13.6% 45.5% 21.3% 59.5% 68.6% 38% 57.3% 27.4%
Díaz, Elias 2629 2 47.1% 30.3% 42.5% 26.4% 73% 53.9% 43.4% 48.3% 14.4%
Smith, Will 3460 2 49% 21.6% 45.2% 18.2% 65.2% 67.2% 28.4% 53.6% 30.8%
Stallings, Jacob 2983 2 48% 15% 45.4% 20.9% 61.4% 68.1% 28.7% 56.4% 30.2%
Gallagher, Cam 1032 2 50.1% 12.7% 53.1% 17.6% 67.2% 64.4% 38.9% 55.6% 32.6%
Plawecki, Kevin 1168 1 47.3% 29.5% 48.9% 17% 71.4% 59.9% 21.3% 50.7% 17.1%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1951 1 47.5% 17.4% 53.4% 19.4% 55.5% 62% 39.9% 54.8% 28.6%
Vogt, Stephen 1691 1 46.9% 13.7% 49.7% 30% 59.3% 72.1% 29.7% 40.5% 26.9%
Barnes, Austin 1365 1 49.8% 10.5% 33.2% 15.9% 72.2% 63.3% 35% 61% 35.9%
Grandal, Yasmani 2108 1 48.3% 16.3% 53.9% 23.8% 63.9% 67.1% 35.8% 49.7% 25.4%
Gomes, Yan 2615 1 46.9% 20.9% 47.7% 18.7% 69.9% 59.7% 29.7% 44.1% 26%
Casali, Curt 1575 1 49.4% 11.4% 33.3% 10% 65.9% 62.1% 41.2% 59% 28.6%
Maldonado, Martín 3815 1 48.9% 17.4% 46.1% 21.2% 64.1% 66.4% 37% 53.7% 29.5%
Nuñez, Dom 2149 1 47.1% 17.8% 35.6% 14.1% 67% 61.3% 44.4% 56.1% 21.7%
Vázquez, Christian 3904 1 48.9% 23.7% 54.9% 31.1% 66.3% 66% 24.6% 48.8% 23.8%
Jansen, Danny 1688 1 48.6% 29.3% 41.9% 11.3% 69.8% 60.9% 34.7% 52.1% 27.6%
Hedges, Austin 2354 1 47.2% 19.4% 48.8% 26% 61.1% 66.9% 39.3% 47.6% 23.5%
León, Sandy 1352 0 50.3% 32.6% 59.7% 32.9% 59.8% 68.6% 35.3% 48.4% 18.8%
Knapp, Andrew 1111 0 48.2% 11.1% 46.4% 17.4% 64.7% 66.1% 40% 47.8% 26.5%
Alfaro, Jorge 1577 0 48.4% 29.5% 58.9% 30.8% 64.1% 58.4% 28% 49.4% 20%
Kelly, Carson 2446 0 48.2% 23.9% 49.4% 23.3% 62.4% 63.6% 35.2% 49.1% 25.6%
Stephenson, Tyler 2004 0 48.4% 17.7% 44.8% 23.9% 66.9% 65.5% 29.4% 49.1% 29.6%
Pérez, Roberto 1112 0 48.5% 21.2% 55.6% 27.1% 65.2% 70.5% 26.5% 48% 25.2%
Kirk, Alejandro 1056 -1 47.2% 21.8% 37.2% 17.6% 56.3% 56.2% 41% 61.7% 27.9%
Murphy, Tom 2282 -1 47.1% 23.8% 46% 15% 70.4% 62.1% 32.3% 52.1% 18.9%
Varsho, Daulton 1070 -1 47.5% 20.8% 47.8% 23.4% 66.7% 62.6% 38.6% 49.2% 15.6%
Castro, Jason 1179 -1 48% 15.2% 45.6% 30.3% 64.3% 69.8% 30.8% 53.2% 22.9%
Contreras, Willson 3162 -1 49% 21% 55.8% 28.1% 65.7% 64.5% 28.1% 50% 19.5%
Contreras, William 1321 -2 45.1% 19% 40.9% 21% 58.3% 56.5% 29.5% 53.2% 26.2%
Perez, Michael 1642 -2 46% 14.5% 58.1% 29.5% 63.7% 62.7% 27.4% 43.2% 14.9%
Molina, Yadier 3468 -3 48.4% 24.5% 58.7% 31.1% 63.9% 68.3% 32% 40.5% 24.6%
Rogers, Jake 1003 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.4% 26.2% 51.8% 22.3%
Caratini, Victor 2816 -3 46.2% 16.1% 40.9% 15.6% 55.8% 67.3% 33.1% 48.8% 33.1%
McCann, James 2603 -3 47.9% 12% 48.2% 17.2% 56.4% 73.6% 24% 51.6% 29.9%
Wynns, Austin 1305 -4 42.9% 19.3% 50.7% 18.2% 65.4% 57% 24.7% 36.8% 14.3%
Knizner, Andrew 1388 -4 43.7% 22.5% 44.6% 28.8% 57.5% 71% 27.3% 35.1% 22.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 1964 -4 45.3% 19% 40.7% 16.5% 64.3% 67.3% 28% 45.6% 19.8%
Mejía, Francisco 1706 -5 44.7% 14% 47.4% 19.3% 60% 64.8% 23.7% 46% 23.6%
Sánchez, Gary 2809 -6 45.9% 21.5% 44.5% 14.4% 64.4% 70.2% 23% 45.8% 29%
Haase, Eric 1766 -6 44.7% 21.1% 42.8% 16% 63.2% 63.9% 28.7% 42.5% 17.9%
Collins, Zack 1711 -10 41.2% 21.9% 52.2% 19.4% 70.9% 48.8% 19.6% 35.6% 13.9%
Severino, Pedro 3134 -10 43.7% 17.4% 47.7% 18.4% 63.7% 59.6% 26.9% 45.5% 19%
Perez, Salvador 3576 -18 44.7% 25.7% 54% 28% 65.3% 59.9% 28.3% 35.9% 19.2%