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. Fielding Team Team Pitches
Catcher
Framing
Runs
Strike
Rate
Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Yankees 4712 20 51.6% 16.4% 44.2% 17.2% 70.9% 64.5% 40.5% 61% 30.3%
Rangers 4690 15 51% 30% 55.2% 21.1% 66.7% 68.5% 37% 50.6% 26.1%
White Sox 4565 9 48.4% 23.4% 56.2% 29.5% 67.3% 64.3% 23.7% 48.6% 23.2%
Mets 4542 8 49% 18.1% 51.8% 24.9% 55.4% 69.8% 29.7% 54.2% 29.1%
Brewers 5067 7 49% 15.6% 47.5% 20.1% 59.7% 68.8% 33.7% 54.3% 29.4%
Blue Jays 4466 7 47.9% 19.3% 49.1% 12% 69.1% 58.9% 39.4% 53.2% 19.1%
Braves 4626 7 47.3% 20.3% 46.4% 24.2% 63.6% 61.4% 33.4% 51.2% 22.9%
Athletics 4597 6 47.9% 23.1% 51.2% 24.7% 60.4% 67.1% 25.9% 48.7% 28.3%
Twins 4545 4 47.8% 22.8% 52.8% 23.9% 62.1% 65.4% 27.4% 51.2% 24.4%
Mariners 4441 4 47% 21.6% 51% 21.5% 64.8% 61.4% 23.8% 50.8% 25.7%
Pirates 4875 4 47.2% 22.8% 45.3% 24.3% 57.2% 65.2% 32.5% 54.4% 24.4%
Red Sox 4824 1 47.3% 22.8% 55.8% 28.6% 62.3% 63.7% 28.7% 47% 20.1%
D-backs 4936 1 46.2% 19.1% 44.2% 18.9% 59.4% 62% 31% 48.9% 22.9%
Dodgers 4566 0 48.1% 17.1% 43.5% 18.8% 60.7% 67.1% 27% 57.5% 29.6%
Guardians 4501 0 47% 18% 48.8% 22.3% 64.9% 64.7% 30.6% 49.6% 25.1%
Astros 4865 -1 47.2% 25% 51.7% 25.3% 64.8% 61.5% 31.2% 48.2% 21.2%
Cubs 4824 -1 46.1% 22.7% 57.1% 21.5% 65.1% 55% 31% 46.5% 19.7%
Giants 4752 -2 47% 17.2% 53.3% 21.3% 59.1% 64.9% 24.4% 49.7% 24.9%
Cardinals 4982 -2 46.2% 22.6% 54.1% 28.4% 60.2% 66.8% 25.3% 41.8% 22.2%
Rockies 4832 -2 46% 22.9% 55.3% 22% 63.4% 57.4% 30.1% 44.9% 19.2%
Rays 4383 -2 47.5% 16.2% 49% 23.4% 59.2% 65.2% 36.3% 54.3% 25.5%
Reds 5135 -3 46% 20.2% 49.4% 23.4% 61.3% 66% 31.3% 44.5% 21.5%
Angels 4489 -4 45.3% 21% 45.2% 15.2% 63.5% 58.9% 27% 53.3% 20%
Phillies 5136 -5 47.1% 20.6% 42.2% 22.6% 65.4% 61.5% 32.3% 52% 23%
Marlins 4792 -8 46.8% 18% 45.9% 22.4% 60.6% 59.8% 28.8% 54% 24.6%
Tigers 4630 -9 45.8% 16.4% 42.9% 22.1% 62.7% 62.2% 27.8% 51% 23%
Orioles 4658 -10 45.7% 21.2% 45.4% 25.5% 62.5% 58.4% 36.9% 53.8% 19.9%
Nationals 5015 -10 45.1% 22.9% 50.5% 24.5% 65.8% 58.3% 33.8% 42.7% 15.4%
Padres 5118 -11 46.4% 20.5% 46.7% 27.3% 56.7% 67.7% 24.9% 48.5% 22.1%
Royals 5027 -21 42.9% 19.6% 48.5% 15% 59.7% 58.4% 26.7% 43.3% 19.3%