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
Trevino, Jose 2719 17 54% 20.6% 45.3% 19.8% 71.1% 69.1% 40.7% 62.6% 30.9%
Heim, Jonah 2918 12 51.6% 31% 58.7% 21.6% 65.9% 70.9% 36.2% 48.2% 26.9%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2805 10 48.9% 21.7% 42.8% 25.4% 65.5% 60.1% 38.1% 57% 25.2%
Raleigh, Cal 2778 9 49.2% 22% 54.3% 24.5% 65% 62.8% 26.7% 57.4% 26.4%
Kirk, Alejandro 1971 9 50.9% 24.3% 47.3% 14.5% 71.3% 60.6% 41.5% 58.7% 21%
Murphy, Sean 3263 8 49.7% 25.6% 48.5% 24.5% 61.2% 68.3% 30.1% 54.5% 30.9%
Narváez, Omar 2371 6 49.9% 17.6% 46.8% 21.4% 63.7% 67.4% 37.6% 55.2% 24.4%
Molina, Yadier 2202 5 49.1% 27.9% 60.6% 35.8% 63.8% 65.5% 30.4% 43.4% 23%
Nido, Tomás 2392 5 50.3% 17.4% 50% 29.5% 58.2% 71.7% 31.4% 54.7% 32.9%
Serven, Brian 1560 5 50.1% 15% 60.5% 36.5% 59.2% 68.2% 34.3% 50% 26.4%
Grandal, Yasmani 1702 4 47.8% 15.9% 58.9% 34.2% 62.7% 64.1% 19.3% 46.4% 22.8%
Higashioka, Kyle 1964 4 48.7% 11.7% 43.9% 14% 70.1% 58.8% 40.7% 59.4% 29.7%
Rutschman, Adley 2357 4 49.6% 28.6% 53% 31.4% 68.1% 62.3% 40.5% 55.2% 18.7%
Zavala, Seby 1375 4 51.6% 19.2% 55.4% 30.1% 67.6% 68.4% 35.7% 55.9% 27.2%
McGuire, Reese 2096 3 46.9% 32.2% 54.9% 23.5% 68.5% 60.4% 23.2% 45.9% 20.4%
Kelly, Carson 2594 3 47.7% 19.3% 51.1% 19.3% 61.1% 58.4% 36.4% 52.8% 23.6%
Heineman, Tyler 1461 3 48% 15.2% 44.6% 21.3% 61.1% 65% 36.1% 57.4% 26.6%
Delay, Jason 1448 2 48.6% 28.3% 49.7% 33.3% 55.7% 67.6% 28.9% 55.3% 26.7%
Jeffers, Ryan 1538 2 48.2% 24.2% 56.8% 17% 64.2% 66.9% 25.8% 45.7% 28.5%
Garcia, Aramis 1071 2 49.4% 17.5% 50% 21.6% 71.4% 63.8% 46.2% 48.5% 23.7%
McCann, James 1410 2 48.1% 15.1% 53.6% 20.9% 49% 70.7% 25% 55.1% 27.8%
Barnes, Austin 1525 2 49.8% 11.7% 41.1% 14.6% 57.6% 65.3% 37.6% 67.1% 35.1%
Hedges, Austin 2588 1 48.9% 17.3% 46.5% 24.1% 66.4% 66.5% 34.6% 55.3% 28%
Caratini, Victor 2423 1 48.4% 15.2% 49.8% 20.5% 56.6% 69.8% 32.1% 53% 32%
Gomes, Yan 1996 1 46.7% 27.2% 56.1% 15.6% 66.8% 55% 31.5% 49.9% 15.9%
Vázquez, Christian 2908 1 47.8% 23.1% 55.3% 26.5% 62.9% 63.7% 29.7% 50.3% 22.6%
Plawecki, Kevin 1483 1 48.2% 22.2% 56.3% 33% 62.3% 66.2% 29.3% 46.9% 18.9%
Sanchez, Gary 2278 1 47.2% 23.1% 51.3% 22% 60.4% 65.5% 28.6% 53.8% 23.5%
Bethancourt, Christian 1297 0 47.1% 15.2% 46.4% 22.8% 61.8% 67.3% 27% 51.2% 21.8%
Realmuto, J.T. 4144 0 48.1% 21.7% 43.7% 23.5% 66.4% 63.4% 33.2% 52.1% 23.7%
Wynns, Austin 1324 0 47.7% 14.9% 54.5% 31.8% 63% 65.1% 17.9% 48.2% 22%
Maldonado, Martín 3268 0 47.9% 25.6% 53.6% 26.9% 65.7% 61.1% 31.4% 48.7% 20.3%
Herrera, Jose 1192 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.7% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.3%
Contreras, Willson 2049 0 46% 20.3% 58.3% 22.4% 65.4% 55.5% 31.3% 43% 22.1%
Stassi, Max 2495 0 46.9% 24.8% 46.7% 20.2% 64.6% 58.5% 29.4% 55% 20%
Maile, Luke 1571 -1 44.3% 20.4% 51.3% 21.3% 62.4% 62.5% 24.1% 38.8% 21.4%
Bart, Joey 2315 -1 47% 18% 55% 15.2% 57.2% 68.5% 28.2% 48.8% 26.4%
Fortes, Nick 1519 -1 48.7% 22.4% 50.3% 30.9% 62% 65.1% 28.1% 53.4% 23.2%
Jansen, Danny 1630 -1 46.8% 16.7% 51.3% 11.8% 67.8% 59.9% 36% 48.3% 19.2%
Casali, Curt 1312 -2 46.6% 19.2% 42.9% 18.8% 59.6% 62.2% 22.7% 52.5% 25.7%
Stephenson, Tyler 1355 -2 45.2% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 62.2% 63.4% 29.9% 44.8% 26.4%
Alfaro, Jorge 1769 -2 46.6% 16.9% 47.6% 34.1% 54% 71.6% 19.5% 47.8% 22.8%
Smith, Will 3028 -2 47.1% 19.4% 44.5% 21.5% 61.6% 67.9% 21.1% 52.1% 26.6%
Romine, Austin 1197 -2 44.1% 18.9% 54.3% 21.4% 58.2% 63.9% 30.9% 43.2% 14.3%
Contreras, William 1627 -3 45.2% 18.6% 49.8% 24.1% 59.5% 64.5% 25.9% 43.6% 20.4%
Perez, Michael 1210 -3 44.2% 23.1% 46.1% 17% 54.6% 57.3% 32.1% 51.9% 21.7%
Mejía, Francisco 1962 -3 46.2% 19.4% 48.5% 20% 59.2% 61.5% 35.9% 52.1% 23.6%
Barnhart, Tucker 2548 -3 46.9% 16.7% 42.3% 21% 62% 66.4% 25.1% 52.3% 27.3%
Stubbs, Garrett 988 -4 43.1% 17.2% 36.4% 17.9% 61.2% 52.2% 29.9% 51.8% 20.5%
Suzuki, Kurt 1154 -4 42.5% 16.9% 46.7% 11.7% 63.9% 53.1% 23.9% 48.1% 20%
Ruiz, Keibert 3118 -4 45.8% 23% 51.2% 25.3% 68.3% 57.7% 34.2% 42.5% 15.6%
Haase, Eric 1981 -5 44.8% 16.1% 43.9% 25.7% 64.3% 56% 31.7% 50.2% 16.7%
Knizner, Andrew 2402 -6 44.2% 17% 49% 23.1% 56.1% 67.3% 21.9% 41.1% 22.1%
Adams, Riley 1280 -6 42.8% 20% 45.9% 26.3% 61% 59% 31.3% 40.8% 12.8%
Díaz, Elias 2931 -7 43.9% 26.8% 54.4% 14.7% 65.7% 51.2% 27.8% 40.7% 16.9%
Perez, Salvador 2189 -8 43% 23.8% 53.5% 16.7% 64.5% 57.6% 25% 36.9% 15.4%
Stallings, Jacob 2950 -8 45.9% 16.2% 43.5% 18.3% 58.5% 58.9% 29.4% 53.9% 26.4%
Nola, Austin 3062 -10 46.4% 23.4% 45.2% 21.2% 59.6% 64.4% 29% 49.5% 22.6%
Melendez, MJ 2100 -12 41.7% 13.3% 38.2% 11.4% 55.9% 59.8% 27.5% 45.3% 21.1%
Chirinos, Robinson 1804 -14 40% 11.6% 41% 18.8% 50.8% 54.5% 32.6% 50.3% 16.9%