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 2449 14 53.9% 20.8% 44.1% 20.8% 70.3% 69.3% 40.4% 62% 31.1%
Heim, Jonah 2853 12 51.8% 31% 59% 21.7% 66.1% 71.2% 36.1% 48% 27.2%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2629 9 48.8% 22.2% 41.7% 25.2% 65% 59.3% 39.3% 57.2% 24.9%
Murphy, Sean 3230 8 49.7% 25.9% 48.2% 25% 60.8% 68% 30% 54.5% 30.7%
Raleigh, Cal 2635 8 49.2% 21.6% 54.2% 24.9% 64.3% 63.6% 24.1% 57.6% 27.1%
Kirk, Alejandro 1906 8 50.7% 24.1% 47.3% 14.9% 71.2% 60.8% 40% 58.1% 21.2%
Nido, Tomás 2235 5 50.4% 16.3% 49.8% 27% 59.1% 71.3% 32.9% 55.1% 33.2%
Serven, Brian 1509 5 49.6% 13.8% 59.6% 36.1% 58.3% 68.3% 34.3% 49.6% 26%
Molina, Yadier 2082 5 49.1% 28.8% 60.1% 34.7% 63.1% 65.8% 31.2% 43.2% 22.9%
Narváez, Omar 2275 5 49.8% 17.5% 46.3% 21.1% 63.7% 66.7% 37.7% 55.1% 24.8%
Zavala, Seby 1377 4 51.6% 19.2% 55.4% 30.1% 67.6% 68.1% 35.7% 55.4% 27.3%
Kelly, Carson 2464 4 48% 20.5% 50.8% 18.8% 62.6% 57.9% 35.9% 53% 24.5%
McGuire, Reese 2006 3 46.9% 34.1% 55.7% 23.4% 68.2% 60.1% 23.9% 46.1% 19.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 1661 3 47.9% 16.1% 59.5% 34.5% 63.4% 64.1% 19.5% 46.8% 21.8%
Higashioka, Kyle 1815 3 48.3% 7.8% 42.5% 14% 70.7% 58.7% 40.3% 59.8% 29.8%
Delay, Jason 1359 3 48.6% 28.8% 49.4% 32.7% 54.6% 67.5% 28.6% 55.2% 27.7%
Rutschman, Adley 2237 3 49.4% 27.9% 52.7% 29.6% 67.6% 61.9% 40.5% 55.3% 18.4%
Jeffers, Ryan 1469 3 48.5% 21.8% 56.6% 17.9% 65.1% 67.4% 25.4% 46.3% 28.5%
Heineman, Tyler 1406 2 47.6% 13.1% 44.7% 22.1% 60.3% 64.5% 35.7% 56.9% 26.2%
Hedges, Austin 2340 2 49.4% 17.1% 46.3% 25.2% 67.6% 67% 33.9% 56.1% 27.7%
Barnes, Austin 1440 2 49.8% 11.2% 41.3% 13.5% 57.1% 66% 37.5% 67% 35.9%
McCann, James 1362 2 47.9% 14.8% 53.3% 21.3% 48.5% 70.3% 23.4% 55.1% 27.9%
León, Sandy 744 1 50.4% 25.5% 58.3% 40% 67.2% 60.5% 32.3% 50.8% 18.1%
Caratini, Victor 2339 1 48.1% 14.8% 49.2% 20.5% 56.5% 69.1% 33% 53% 32.1%
Garcia, Aramis 1075 1 49.1% 17.3% 50% 21.6% 71% 63.5% 46.2% 48.5% 23.2%
Vázquez, Christian 2720 1 47.8% 22.6% 55.8% 25.7% 62.3% 63.7% 29.7% 50.4% 22.8%
Huff, Sam 645 1 50.9% 25% 48.5% 17.1% 73.5% 62.5% 40.4% 56.1% 28.6%
Gomes, Yan 1950 1 46.7% 27.8% 56.6% 15.8% 67.4% 55.3% 31.3% 49.2% 15.9%
Sánchez, Gary 2229 1 47.1% 23.1% 50.6% 20% 60.2% 65.3% 29% 54% 23.9%
Wynns, Austin 1262 1 48% 15.7% 54.3% 30.8% 64.3% 65.6% 18.7% 48% 22.1%
Viloria, Meibrys 524 1 51.9% 37.1% 50% 33.3% 67.6% 62.7% 40.9% 56.3% 23.4%
Pérez, Roberto 541 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 33.3% 55.7% 71% 33.3% 55.5% 22%
Plawecki, Kevin 1458 1 48.1% 21.5% 56.9% 33.3% 62% 65.9% 29.7% 46.9% 18.4%
Zunino, Mike 843 1 48.4% 8.9% 50.3% 30% 55.5% 72% 41.7% 56% 26.3%
Thaiss, Matt 356 0 44.7% 5% 31.1% 11.8% 53.4% 75.9% 21.7% 56.5% 25.7%
Henry, Payton 327 0 45% 13.8% 41% 11.1% 70.4% 47.4% 28% 56.7% 13.3%
Contreras, Willson 1987 0 45.7% 20.5% 57.4% 22.5% 65.7% 54.2% 31.7% 43% 21.6%
Herrera, Jose 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.4% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.1%
Realmuto, J.T. 3596 0 48.2% 21.2% 43.8% 23.9% 66.6% 63.9% 35.6% 50.8% 23.8%
Rivero, Sebastian 257 0 45.9% 30.4% 66.7% 20% 46.8% 66% 30.8% 46.4% 14.3%
Barrera, Tres 436 0 46.6% 17.4% 60% 9.1% 65.7% 56.5% 40% 51.1% 18.5%
Bethancourt, Christian 1184 0 46.7% 14.8% 44.3% 22.5% 59.3% 68.4% 26.3% 50% 23.1%
Mazeika, Patrick 563 0 46.2% 20.5% 50% 19.2% 61.8% 61.4% 33.3% 45.6% 17.2%
Gallagher, Cam 390 0 45.9% 24.1% 51.6% 21.1% 63.1% 49.2% 31% 58.4% 22.9%
Garver, Mitch 451 0 47.2% 11.8% 51.4% 8.7% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Varsho, Daulton 638 0 44.7% 17.9% 37.5% 11.1% 52.9% 62.7% 29.4% 47.6% 27.9%
Papierski, Michael 923 0 45.5% 28.8% 46.7% 27.4% 55.5% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.3%
Wallach, Chad 293 0 45.1% 9.5% 53.8% 6.3% 65.7% 59.5% 17.4% 48.2% 23.1%
Pinto, René 601 0 49.3% 13.6% 56% 16.7% 58.8% 62.9% 40.5% 54% 38.5%
Moreno, Gabriel 478 0 43.3% 10.9% 55.8% 0% 60.8% 63% 50% 47.6% 13.4%
Nuñez, Dom 334 0 44.3% 27.3% 44.9% 15.4% 62% 56.8% 36.4% 52.3% 5%
Murphy, Tom 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
Stassi, Max 2470 0 46.7% 25.1% 46.2% 19.5% 64.3% 59% 28.9% 54.6% 19.7%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 0 47.6% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.3% 39.5% 60.4% 35.5%
Wong, Connor 433 0 46.7% 20% 53.6% 40.9% 54.5% 72.2% 25% 46.5% 20.4%
Jansen, Danny 1544 0 46.6% 16.5% 50.8% 12.3% 67.2% 60.3% 35.5% 48.2% 19.4%
Knapp, Andrew 416 -1 41.3% 15.4% 43.6% 14.8% 56.9% 55.4% 20% 47.7% 15.6%
Alfaro, Jorge 1762 -1 46.6% 17.2% 47% 34.4% 54% 71.6% 19.5% 47.8% 22.2%
Bart, Joey 2199 -1 46.9% 18.2% 52.5% 16% 57.4% 68% 28.7% 49.5% 26.9%
Langeliers, Shea 348 -1 45.1% 14.3% 66.7% 36.7% 54.2% 65.8% 4.5% 39.7% 19%
Robinson, Chuckie 540 -1 43.9% 33.3% 52% 21.1% 59.3% 66.7% 25% 33% 16.4%
Fortes, Nick 1413 -1 48.7% 20.9% 50.3% 30.8% 60.5% 66.5% 28.8% 53.4% 23.6%
Higgins, P.J. 747 -1 45.6% 17.4% 55.8% 35.3% 59.3% 54.2% 26.9% 47.4% 24.3%
Stephenson, Tyler 1359 -2 45.1% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 61.9% 63.2% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Castro, Jason 628 -2 41.1% 22.2% 40.6% 14.3% 65.4% 62.1% 30.4% 30.5% 16.5%
Casali, Curt 1268 -2 46.3% 19.7% 42.8% 17.7% 58.9% 62.6% 23% 51.8% 25%
Maile, Luke 1507 -2 44.1% 20.8% 50.6% 20.9% 63.7% 61.8% 21.3% 38.5% 19.6%
Romine, Austin 1076 -2 44% 21.8% 51.1% 17.5% 58.1% 63.9% 30.2% 44.2% 15.5%
Maldonado, Martín 2889 -2 47.2% 24.5% 54% 27.3% 66.4% 61% 29.9% 46.4% 19.1%
Vogt, Stephen 382 -2 39.3% 12.9% 54.7% 25.9% 47.8% 59.8% 13.6% 25.7% 25%
Smith, Will 2842 -2 47.1% 19.6% 43.5% 22.3% 61.1% 67.8% 20.9% 52.7% 26.3%
Hummel, Cooper 376 -2 39.9% 5.6% 37.5% 8.3% 47.5% 65.1% 15% 53.3% 3.1%
Barnhart, Tucker 2460 -3 46.7% 16.5% 41.6% 20.9% 61.4% 66.5% 24.8% 52.8% 26.9%
Torrens, Luis 858 -3 42.5% 17.9% 48.2% 13.5% 63.1% 54% 23% 44.6% 19.5%
Perez, Michael 1214 -3 44.1% 23.1% 45.8% 16.7% 54.6% 57% 32.1% 51.7% 21.7%
Contreras, William 1569 -3 45.2% 17.9% 49.8% 23.8% 58.6% 65.2% 26.9% 44.5% 18.9%
Mejía, Francisco 1906 -3 46.2% 19.1% 47.7% 20.2% 59.5% 60.8% 36.3% 52.1% 24.6%
Ruiz, Keibert 3122 -4 45.7% 23% 51.2% 25.3% 68% 57.6% 34.2% 42.5% 15.6%
Knizner, Andrew 2274 -4 44.5% 17% 48.6% 24.5% 55.9% 66.7% 23.1% 42.4% 22.9%
Stubbs, Garrett 922 -4 43.7% 18.2% 37.5% 20% 61.1% 52.4% 30.1% 52.6% 21.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 1131 -4 42.6% 17.3% 45.9% 11.7% 64.5% 53.1% 24.3% 48.6% 19.3%
Adams, Riley 1154 -5 42.3% 19.7% 46.5% 25.4% 60.9% 56.8% 31.1% 40.3% 12.4%
Haase, Eric 1843 -5 44.7% 16.9% 43.6% 26.5% 63.4% 56.2% 30.5% 50.7% 17.1%
Díaz, Elias 2808 -7 43.6% 26.2% 53.6% 15.1% 64.8% 51.3% 26.9% 40.2% 17.2%
Stallings, Jacob 2864 -8 45.9% 16.5% 43.3% 18.5% 58.7% 58.6% 30.4% 54% 26%
Nola, Austin 2670 -8 46.3% 24.4% 44.2% 21.4% 59.2% 64.1% 28.2% 50.4% 23.4%
Perez, Salvador 2151 -8 42.8% 23.2% 52.7% 17.1% 64.6% 57.2% 25.1% 36.9% 15.6%
Melendez, MJ 2007 -12 41.4% 13.8% 38.4% 10.5% 54.4% 59.6% 27.3% 45.6% 21.3%
Chirinos, Robinson 1750 -13 40% 11.8% 41.1% 19.8% 51% 54.2% 31.5% 50.5% 17.1%