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 nyy 2719 17 53.8% 20.6% 44.9% 19.7% 71.1% 69.1% 40.5% 62.3% 30.9%
Heim, Jonah tex 2921 12 51.6% 31% 58.8% 21.5% 65.9% 70.9% 36.2% 48.3% 26.9%
d'Arnaud, Travis atl 2813 10 48.9% 21.6% 43% 25% 65.5% 60.3% 37.6% 57.1% 24.9%
Raleigh, Cal sea 2777 9 49.2% 21.9% 54.5% 24.3% 65.1% 62.5% 26.7% 57.3% 27.4%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 1978 9 50.8% 24.1% 47% 14.5% 71% 60.8% 42.1% 58.5% 20.7%
Murphy, Sean oak 3263 8 49.6% 25.3% 48.2% 24.9% 61.3% 68.1% 29.8% 54.3% 31.1%
Narváez, Omar mil 2370 6 49.9% 17% 47% 21.4% 63.9% 67.5% 37.3% 55.2% 24.4%
Molina, Yadier stl 2202 5 49.1% 28.5% 60.6% 35.5% 63.8% 65.8% 29.9% 43.3% 22.6%
Serven, Brian col 1564 5 50.2% 14.9% 60.2% 37.1% 59.2% 68% 34.3% 50.7% 26.4%
Nido, Tomás nym 2391 5 50.4% 17.3% 50% 29.5% 58.3% 71.7% 31.4% 54.8% 32.9%
Rutschman, Adley bal 2356 4 49.6% 28.4% 52.7% 31.4% 68.2% 62.6% 40.5% 55.2% 18.6%
Higashioka, Kyle nyy 1968 4 48.6% 11.5% 43.7% 14% 70.4% 58.6% 40.7% 59.4% 29.6%
Zavala, Seby cws 1380 4 51.5% 19% 55.6% 30.1% 67.3% 68.4% 36.2% 55.2% 27.2%
Grandal, Yasmani cws 1705 4 47.9% 15.9% 59.3% 34.2% 62.5% 64.2% 20.2% 46.7% 22.3%
Kelly, Carson ari 2595 3 47.7% 19.3% 51.1% 19.3% 61.1% 58.4% 35.8% 53% 23.6%
Heineman, Tyler pit 1464 3 48% 15.2% 44.6% 21.3% 61.1% 65% 35.6% 56.8% 26.7%
McGuire, Reese bos 2095 3 46.8% 32.4% 54.7% 24.3% 68.5% 60.2% 23.2% 45.7% 20.4%
Barnes, Austin la 1525 2 49.8% 11.8% 41.1% 14.6% 57.6% 65.1% 37.6% 67.1% 35.3%
Jeffers, Ryan min 1540 2 48.1% 23.7% 56.8% 17.8% 64.3% 66.8% 26.9% 45.3% 28.5%
Delay, Jason pit 1447 2 48.6% 28.3% 49.4% 33.3% 55.7% 67.6% 28.9% 55.3% 26.7%
McCann, James nym 1408 2 48.1% 15.9% 53.9% 20.9% 48.8% 70.9% 25.4% 55% 27.7%
Garcia, Aramis cin 1070 2 49.3% 17.5% 49.6% 21.6% 71.4% 63.8% 46.2% 48.5% 23.7%
Huff, Sam tex 720 1 50.1% 28% 45.6% 18.4% 72.4% 62.4% 41.5% 54.1% 27.3%
Hedges, Austin cle 2585 1 48.9% 16.5% 46.5% 24.3% 66.5% 66.2% 34.9% 55.6% 28.1%
Sanchez, Gary min 2278 1 47.2% 23.1% 51% 22% 60.4% 65.5% 28% 54.2% 23.8%
Zunino, Mike tb 843 1 48.4% 8.8% 50.3% 31% 55.9% 71.8% 41% 56.4% 26.3%
Caratini, Victor mil 2422 1 48.4% 15.2% 49.8% 20.5% 56.6% 69.7% 32.1% 52.9% 32.5%
Pérez, Roberto pit 540 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 31.6% 55.7% 71.5% 33.3% 55.5% 22.4%
Plawecki, Kevin tex 1486 1 48.3% 22.2% 56.7% 33% 62.3% 66.2% 29.3% 47.1% 18.9%
Viloria, Meibrys tex 523 1 51.8% 37.1% 50% 33.3% 67.6% 62.7% 40.9% 55.9% 23.4%
Leon, Sandy min 745 1 50.5% 25% 59.1% 40% 67.2% 60.5% 32.3% 50.8% 18.1%
Vázquez, Christian hou 2909 1 47.9% 22.7% 55.9% 26.5% 62.9% 63.7% 29.7% 50.5% 22.9%
Pérez, Carlos cws 152 0 40.1% 30% 35.3% 0% 78.3% 48.5% 14.3% 33.3% 25.9%
Bemboom, Anthony bal 497 0 47.7% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.4% 39.5% 60.4% 36.5%
Severino, Pedro mil 138 0 47.8% 0% 47.6% 18.8% 51.6% 76% 10% 60% 55.6%
Moreno, Gabriel tor 496 0 44.2% 10.6% 56.6% 0% 61.4% 64.6% 48.5% 50% 13.9%
Lavastida, Bryan cle 118 0 38.1% 9.1% 52.6% 7.7% 62.5% 61.5% 22.2% 40.7% 20%
Varsho, Daulton ari 638 0 44.8% 17.9% 37.9% 11.1% 53.7% 62.7% 27.3% 47.6% 27.9%
Thaiss, Matt ana 356 0 44.7% 5% 31.1% 11.8% 54.4% 75.9% 20.8% 56.5% 25.7%
Pineda, Israel was 125 0 45.6% 25% 52% 57.1% 50% 64.5% 14.3% 33.3% 15.4%
Barrera, Tres was 494 0 47.2% 22.6% 62.1% 9.1% 63.9% 57.1% 38.5% 49.5% 20.7%
Bethancourt, Christian tb 1297 0 47.1% 15.2% 46.4% 22.8% 61.8% 67.4% 27% 51.2% 21.3%
Wynns, Austin sf 1325 0 47.7% 14.9% 54.5% 31.1% 63.2% 65.2% 17.7% 48% 22%
Piña, Manny atl 161 0 43.5% 14.3% 62.5% 18.2% 68.2% 53.3% 30% 40% 20%
Stassi, Max ana 2498 0 46.8% 25% 46.3% 20.8% 64.4% 58.4% 29.5% 54.8% 20%
Kolozsvary, Mark cin 197 0 47.7% 19% 48.5% 27.3% 52.9% 75% 22.2% 51.6% 14.3%
Collins, Zack pit 240 0 42.5% 28.6% 42.5% 8.3% 75.5% 42.9% 23.8% 39.5% 11.8%
Papierski, Michael cin 920 0 45.5% 28.8% 47% 27% 55.6% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.6%
Garver, Mitch tex 449 0 47.4% 12.5% 51.4% 9.1% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Herrera, Jose ari 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 39.2% 25.3% 61.7% 70% 30.2% 40.6% 24.1%
Nuñez, Dom col 336 0 44.3% 27.3% 44.9% 15.4% 62% 56.8% 36.4% 53% 4.9%
Okey, Chris cin 140 0 41.4% 7.7% 30% 0% 50% 73.1% 40% 45.8% 33.3%
Gomes, Yan chc 1993 0 46.6% 26.7% 56% 15.6% 66.7% 55% 31.7% 49.7% 15.8%
Allen, Austin oak 102 0 45.1% 40% 40% 12.5% 76.5% 73.7% 12.5% 42.9% 0%
Pinto, René tb 638 0 49.7% 12.8% 54.5% 16.2% 60.3% 62.2% 40.9% 55.6% 40.4%
Contreras, Willson chc 2048 0 46% 20.3% 58.6% 22.4% 65.6% 55.5% 31.3% 42.9% 22.1%
Hamilton, Caleb min 126 0 46.8% 7.1% 23.8% 25% 41.2% 76.5% 25% 88.9% 14.3%
Henry, Payton mia 327 0 45% 13.8% 41% 11.1% 70.4% 47.4% 28% 56.7% 13.3%
Wallach, Chad ana 291 0 45% 10% 52.6% 6.3% 65.7% 59.5% 17.4% 48.2% 23.1%
Rivero, Sebastian kc 280 0 45% 30.4% 62.1% 18.2% 45.1% 65% 26.7% 46.8% 13.8%
Murphy, Tom sea 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
O'Hoppe, Logan ana 113 0 45.1% 25% 41.7% 0% 62.5% 50% 42.9% 69.6% 18.2%
Campusano, Luis sd 290 0 44.1% 11.8% 58.8% 28.6% 45.2% 73.8% 10% 39.2% 20.8%
Gallagher, Cam kc 389 0 46% 24.1% 51.6% 21.1% 63.1% 49.2% 31% 58.4% 23.4%
Herrera, Iván stl 195 0 45.1% 17.6% 59.3% 20% 62.5% 81.8% 14.3% 39.5% 25.9%
Godoy, José pit 175 0 46.9% 20% 42.9% 37.5% 66.7% 62.1% 40% 54.1% 19%
Wong, Connor bos 511 0 46.2% 18.9% 53.7% 38.5% 55.6% 71.6% 20% 45.5% 20%
Mazeika, Patrick nym 560 0 46.1% 23.1% 50% 18.5% 60.9% 61.9% 33.3% 45.5% 16.9%
Langeliers, Shea oak 455 -1 45.1% 20% 68.4% 34.3% 55.7% 63.6% 6.5% 38.5% 19.6%
Jansen, Danny tor 1631 -1 46.7% 16.5% 50.8% 12% 67.8% 59.6% 36% 48.3% 19.2%
Lee, Korey hou 193 -1 42.5% 11.1% 43.8% 20% 56% 57.1% 33.3% 48.4% 21.1%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 4144 -1 48% 21.6% 43.6% 23.5% 66.4% 63.5% 33.1% 51.9% 23.6%
Bart, Joey sf 2313 -1 47% 18.2% 54.6% 15.3% 57.4% 68.2% 27.9% 48.9% 26.5%
Maile, Luke cle 1575 -1 44.3% 20.4% 51.4% 21.3% 62.4% 62.6% 23.9% 38.8% 20.9%
Robinson, Chuckie cin 612 -1 44% 29.3% 53.1% 23.3% 61.2% 70% 24.1% 29.3% 14.9%
Knapp, Andrew sf 415 -1 41.4% 18.5% 43.6% 14.8% 56.3% 56% 20% 47.7% 15.6%
Fortes, Nick mia 1520 -1 48.7% 22.4% 50.6% 30.9% 62% 65.1% 28.1% 53.4% 23.2%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3272 -1 47.9% 25.6% 53.6% 26.9% 65.9% 60.9% 30.8% 48.6% 20.4%
Romine, Austin cin 1195 -2 44.1% 18.9% 54% 21.4% 58.2% 63.9% 30.9% 43.2% 14.4%
Alfaro, Jorge sd 1768 -2 46.7% 16.9% 47.6% 34.1% 53.8% 71.9% 20.2% 48% 22.1%
Hummel, Cooper ari 433 -2 37.9% 4.5% 36.5% 9.4% 45.7% 64.2% 14.6% 47.1% 2.9%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 1352 -2 45.2% 16.8% 44.1% 21.3% 62.2% 63.9% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Vogt, Stephen oak 423 -2 40.7% 13.9% 55.2% 23.5% 50% 63.5% 12.5% 28.6% 25%
Casali, Curt sea 1314 -2 46.5% 19.2% 42.9% 18.8% 59.6% 62.2% 22.5% 52.3% 25.7%
Smith, Will la 3027 -2 47.1% 19.4% 44.8% 21.5% 61.6% 67.9% 21.1% 52.1% 26.6%
Higgins, P.J. chc 783 -2 45.2% 16.7% 56% 34.3% 58.2% 54% 27.8% 47.5% 23.2%
Castro, Jason hou 624 -2 41.5% 22.2% 41.9% 14.3% 65% 62.1% 30.4% 32.3% 16.7%
Perez, Michael nym 1214 -3 44.2% 22.4% 45.5% 17% 54.8% 57.3% 32.1% 52.2% 21.7%
Torrens, Luis sea 940 -3 42% 20.5% 47.5% 13% 64.1% 52.4% 23.9% 41.9% 18.8%
Barnhart, Tucker det 2550 -3 46.9% 16.7% 42.3% 21% 62% 66.4% 25% 52.3% 27.2%
Contreras, William atl 1629 -3 45.1% 18.8% 49.6% 23.8% 59.5% 64.5% 25.9% 43.6% 20.3%
Mejía, Francisco tb 1959 -3 46.3% 19.4% 48.7% 20% 59.2% 61.5% 35.9% 52.3% 23.6%
Ruiz, Keibert was 3116 -4 45.8% 23.8% 50.9% 24.8% 68.2% 57.8% 34.3% 42.5% 15.6%
Stubbs, Garrett phi 988 -4 43.2% 15.8% 36.4% 17.9% 61.4% 52.2% 29.9% 52.2% 20.5%
Suzuki, Kurt ana 1155 -4 42.4% 16.9% 46.3% 11.7% 63.8% 53.1% 24.6% 48.1% 20%
Knizner, Andrew stl 2403 -6 44.1% 17% 48.9% 23.4% 56.1% 67.3% 21.9% 40.9% 22%
Adams, Riley was 1280 -6 42.8% 20% 45.9% 25.3% 61% 59.1% 31.3% 40.8% 12.8%
Haase, Eric det 1982 -6 44.8% 16.1% 44.1% 24.7% 64.3% 56.3% 31.9% 50% 16.5%
Stallings, Jacob mia 2945 -7 46% 16.3% 43.9% 18.5% 58.6% 58.6% 29.4% 54% 26.4%
Díaz, Elias col 2932 -7 43.9% 26.8% 54.1% 15.4% 65.7% 51% 27.8% 40.7% 16.9%
Perez, Salvador kc 2186 -8 43% 23.8% 53.4% 16.7% 64.2% 57.6% 25.3% 36.9% 15.4%
Nola, Austin sd 3060 -10 46.4% 23.4% 45% 21.2% 59.6% 64.5% 29.1% 49.6% 22.2%
Melendez, MJ kc 2094 -12 41.8% 13.4% 38.3% 11.6% 55.9% 59.8% 27.7% 45.4% 21.1%
Chirinos, Robinson bal 1805 -14 40% 11.6% 41% 19% 50.8% 54.3% 32.6% 50.4% 16.9%