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%
Kirk, Alejandro tor 1978 9 50.8% 24.1% 47% 14.5% 71% 60.8% 42.1% 58.5% 20.7%
Raleigh, Cal sea 2777 9 49.2% 21.9% 54.5% 24.3% 65.1% 62.5% 26.7% 57.3% 27.4%
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%
Zavala, Seby cws 1380 4 51.5% 19% 55.6% 30.1% 67.3% 68.4% 36.2% 55.2% 27.2%
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%
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%
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%
Jeffers, Ryan min 1540 2 48.1% 23.7% 56.8% 17.8% 64.3% 66.8% 26.9% 45.3% 28.5%
Barnes, Austin la 1525 2 49.8% 11.8% 41.1% 14.6% 57.6% 65.1% 37.6% 67.1% 35.3%
Delay, Jason pit 1447 2 48.6% 28.3% 49.4% 33.3% 55.7% 67.6% 28.9% 55.3% 26.7%
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%
Zunino, Mike tb 843 1 48.4% 8.8% 50.3% 31% 55.9% 71.8% 41% 56.4% 26.3%
León, Sandy min 745 1 50.5% 25% 59.1% 40% 67.2% 60.5% 32.3% 50.8% 18.1%
Viloria, Meibrys tex 523 1 51.8% 37.1% 50% 33.3% 67.6% 62.7% 40.9% 55.9% 23.4%
Caratini, Victor mil 2422 1 48.4% 15.2% 49.8% 20.5% 56.6% 69.7% 32.1% 52.9% 32.5%
Sánchez, Gary min 2278 1 47.2% 23.1% 51% 22% 60.4% 65.5% 28% 54.2% 23.8%
Vázquez, Christian hou 2909 1 47.9% 22.7% 55.9% 26.5% 62.9% 63.7% 29.7% 50.5% 22.9%
Hedges, Austin cle 2585 1 48.9% 16.5% 46.5% 24.3% 66.5% 66.2% 34.9% 55.6% 28.1%
Huff, Sam tex 720 1 50.1% 28% 45.6% 18.4% 72.4% 62.4% 41.5% 54.1% 27.3%
Garver, Mitch tex 449 0 47.4% 12.5% 51.4% 9.1% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Gomes, Yan chc 1993 0 46.6% 26.7% 56% 15.6% 66.7% 55% 31.7% 49.7% 15.8%
Pinto, René tb 638 0 49.7% 12.8% 54.5% 16.2% 60.3% 62.2% 40.9% 55.6% 40.4%
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%
Rivero, Sebastián kc 280 0 45% 30.4% 62.1% 18.2% 45.1% 65% 26.7% 46.8% 13.8%
Papierski, Michael cin 920 0 45.5% 28.8% 47% 27% 55.6% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.6%
Wallach, Chad ana 291 0 45% 10% 52.6% 6.3% 65.7% 59.5% 17.4% 48.2% 23.1%
Murphy, Tom sea 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
Varsho, Daulton ari 638 0 44.8% 17.9% 37.9% 11.1% 53.7% 62.7% 27.3% 47.6% 27.9%
Moreno, Gabriel tor 496 0 44.2% 10.6% 56.6% 0% 61.4% 64.6% 48.5% 50% 13.9%
Contreras, Willson chc 2048 0 46% 20.3% 58.6% 22.4% 65.6% 55.5% 31.3% 42.9% 22.1%
Barrera, Tres was 494 0 47.2% 22.6% 62.1% 9.1% 63.9% 57.1% 38.5% 49.5% 20.7%
Bemboom, Anthony bal 497 0 47.7% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.4% 39.5% 60.4% 36.5%
Mazeika, Patrick nym 560 0 46.1% 23.1% 50% 18.5% 60.9% 61.9% 33.3% 45.5% 16.9%
Nuñez, Dom col 336 0 44.3% 27.3% 44.9% 15.4% 62% 56.8% 36.4% 53% 4.9%
Herrera, Jose ari 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 39.2% 25.3% 61.7% 70% 30.2% 40.6% 24.1%
Thaiss, Matt ana 356 0 44.7% 5% 31.1% 11.8% 54.4% 75.9% 20.8% 56.5% 25.7%
Stassi, Max ana 2498 0 46.8% 25% 46.3% 20.8% 64.4% 58.4% 29.5% 54.8% 20%
Wong, Connor bos 511 0 46.2% 18.9% 53.7% 38.5% 55.6% 71.6% 20% 45.5% 20%
Henry, Payton mia 327 0 45% 13.8% 41% 11.1% 70.4% 47.4% 28% 56.7% 13.3%
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%
Bart, Joey sf 2313 -1 47% 18.2% 54.6% 15.3% 57.4% 68.2% 27.9% 48.9% 26.5%
Knapp, Andrew sf 415 -1 41.4% 18.5% 43.6% 14.8% 56.3% 56% 20% 47.7% 15.6%
Maldonado, Martín hou 3272 -1 47.9% 25.6% 53.6% 26.9% 65.9% 60.9% 30.8% 48.6% 20.4%
Realmuto, J.T. phi 4144 -1 48% 21.6% 43.6% 23.5% 66.4% 63.5% 33.1% 51.9% 23.6%
Maile, Luke cle 1575 -1 44.3% 20.4% 51.4% 21.3% 62.4% 62.6% 23.9% 38.8% 20.9%
Fortes, Nick mia 1520 -1 48.7% 22.4% 50.6% 30.9% 62% 65.1% 28.1% 53.4% 23.2%
Jansen, Danny tor 1631 -1 46.7% 16.5% 50.8% 12% 67.8% 59.6% 36% 48.3% 19.2%
Robinson, Chuckie cin 612 -1 44% 29.3% 53.1% 23.3% 61.2% 70% 24.1% 29.3% 14.9%
Langeliers, Shea oak 455 -1 45.1% 20% 68.4% 34.3% 55.7% 63.6% 6.5% 38.5% 19.6%
Casali, Curt sea 1314 -2 46.5% 19.2% 42.9% 18.8% 59.6% 62.2% 22.5% 52.3% 25.7%
Higgins, P.J. chc 783 -2 45.2% 16.7% 56% 34.3% 58.2% 54% 27.8% 47.5% 23.2%
Alfaro, Jorge sd 1768 -2 46.7% 16.9% 47.6% 34.1% 53.8% 71.9% 20.2% 48% 22.1%
Vogt, Stephen oak 423 -2 40.7% 13.9% 55.2% 23.5% 50% 63.5% 12.5% 28.6% 25%
Romine, Austin cin 1195 -2 44.1% 18.9% 54% 21.4% 58.2% 63.9% 30.9% 43.2% 14.4%
Castro, Jason hou 624 -2 41.5% 22.2% 41.9% 14.3% 65% 62.1% 30.4% 32.3% 16.7%
Smith, Will la 3027 -2 47.1% 19.4% 44.8% 21.5% 61.6% 67.9% 21.1% 52.1% 26.6%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 1352 -2 45.2% 16.8% 44.1% 21.3% 62.2% 63.9% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Hummel, Cooper ari 433 -2 37.9% 4.5% 36.5% 9.4% 45.7% 64.2% 14.6% 47.1% 2.9%
Mejía, Francisco tb 1959 -3 46.3% 19.4% 48.7% 20% 59.2% 61.5% 35.9% 52.3% 23.6%
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%
Pérez, Michael nym 1214 -3 44.2% 22.4% 45.5% 17% 54.8% 57.3% 32.1% 52.2% 21.7%
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%
Ruiz, Keibert was 3116 -4 45.8% 23.8% 50.9% 24.8% 68.2% 57.8% 34.3% 42.5% 15.6%
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%