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%
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%
Molina, Yadier stl 2202 5 49.1% 28.5% 60.6% 35.5% 63.8% 65.8% 29.9% 43.3% 22.6%
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%
Higashioka, Kyle nyy 1968 4 48.6% 11.5% 43.7% 14% 70.4% 58.6% 40.7% 59.4% 29.6%
Rutschman, Adley bal 2356 4 49.6% 28.4% 52.7% 31.4% 68.2% 62.6% 40.5% 55.2% 18.6%
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%
Kelly, Carson ari 2595 3 47.7% 19.3% 51.1% 19.3% 61.1% 58.4% 35.8% 53% 23.6%
Delay, Jason pit 1447 2 48.6% 28.3% 49.4% 33.3% 55.7% 67.6% 28.9% 55.3% 26.7%
Jeffers, Ryan min 1540 2 48.1% 23.7% 56.8% 17.8% 64.3% 66.8% 26.9% 45.3% 28.5%
Garcia, Aramis cin 1070 2 49.3% 17.5% 49.6% 21.6% 71.4% 63.8% 46.2% 48.5% 23.7%
Barnes, Austin la 1525 2 49.8% 11.8% 41.1% 14.6% 57.6% 65.1% 37.6% 67.1% 35.3%
McCann, James nym 1408 2 48.1% 15.9% 53.9% 20.9% 48.8% 70.9% 25.4% 55% 27.7%
Leon, Sandy min 745 1 50.5% 25% 59.1% 40% 67.2% 60.5% 32.3% 50.8% 18.1%
Zunino, Mike tb 843 1 48.4% 8.8% 50.3% 31% 55.9% 71.8% 41% 56.4% 26.3%
Pérez, Roberto pit 540 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 31.6% 55.7% 71.5% 33.3% 55.5% 22.4%
Caratini, Victor mil 2422 1 48.4% 15.2% 49.8% 20.5% 56.6% 69.7% 32.1% 52.9% 32.5%
Sanchez, Gary min 2278 1 47.2% 23.1% 51% 22% 60.4% 65.5% 28% 54.2% 23.8%
Huff, Sam tex 720 1 50.1% 28% 45.6% 18.4% 72.4% 62.4% 41.5% 54.1% 27.3%
Plawecki, Kevin tex 1486 1 48.3% 22.2% 56.7% 33% 62.3% 66.2% 29.3% 47.1% 18.9%
Vázquez, Christian hou 2909 1 47.9% 22.7% 55.9% 26.5% 62.9% 63.7% 29.7% 50.5% 22.9%
Viloria, Meibrys tex 523 1 51.8% 37.1% 50% 33.3% 67.6% 62.7% 40.9% 55.9% 23.4%
Hedges, Austin cle 2585 1 48.9% 16.5% 46.5% 24.3% 66.5% 66.2% 34.9% 55.6% 28.1%
Gomes, Yan chc 1993 0 46.6% 26.7% 56% 15.6% 66.7% 55% 31.7% 49.7% 15.8%
Papierski, Michael cin 920 0 45.5% 28.8% 47% 27% 55.6% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.6%
Murphy, Tom sea 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
Campusano, Luis sd 290 0 44.1% 11.8% 58.8% 28.6% 45.2% 73.8% 10% 39.2% 20.8%
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%
Wynns, Austin sf 1325 0 47.7% 14.9% 54.5% 31.1% 63.2% 65.2% 17.7% 48% 22%
Wallach, Chad ana 291 0 45% 10% 52.6% 6.3% 65.7% 59.5% 17.4% 48.2% 23.1%
Moreno, Gabriel tor 496 0 44.2% 10.6% 56.6% 0% 61.4% 64.6% 48.5% 50% 13.9%
Henry, Payton mia 327 0 45% 13.8% 41% 11.1% 70.4% 47.4% 28% 56.7% 13.3%
Garver, Mitch tex 449 0 47.4% 12.5% 51.4% 9.1% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Stassi, Max ana 2498 0 46.8% 25% 46.3% 20.8% 64.4% 58.4% 29.5% 54.8% 20%
Contreras, Willson chc 2048 0 46% 20.3% 58.6% 22.4% 65.6% 55.5% 31.3% 42.9% 22.1%
Thaiss, Matt ana 356 0 44.7% 5% 31.1% 11.8% 54.4% 75.9% 20.8% 56.5% 25.7%
Wong, Connor bos 511 0 46.2% 18.9% 53.7% 38.5% 55.6% 71.6% 20% 45.5% 20%
Herrera, Jose ari 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 39.2% 25.3% 61.7% 70% 30.2% 40.6% 24.1%
Gallagher, Cam kc 389 0 46% 24.1% 51.6% 21.1% 63.1% 49.2% 31% 58.4% 23.4%
Bethancourt, Christian tb 1297 0 47.1% 15.2% 46.4% 22.8% 61.8% 67.4% 27% 51.2% 21.3%
Barrera, Tres was 494 0 47.2% 22.6% 62.1% 9.1% 63.9% 57.1% 38.5% 49.5% 20.7%
Rivero, Sebastian kc 280 0 45% 30.4% 62.1% 18.2% 45.1% 65% 26.7% 46.8% 13.8%
Varsho, Daulton ari 638 0 44.8% 17.9% 37.9% 11.1% 53.7% 62.7% 27.3% 47.6% 27.9%
Pinto, René tb 638 0 49.7% 12.8% 54.5% 16.2% 60.3% 62.2% 40.9% 55.6% 40.4%
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%
Robinson, Chuckie cin 612 -1 44% 29.3% 53.1% 23.3% 61.2% 70% 24.1% 29.3% 14.9%
Bart, Joey sf 2313 -1 47% 18.2% 54.6% 15.3% 57.4% 68.2% 27.9% 48.9% 26.5%
Langeliers, Shea oak 455 -1 45.1% 20% 68.4% 34.3% 55.7% 63.6% 6.5% 38.5% 19.6%
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%
Knapp, Andrew sf 415 -1 41.4% 18.5% 43.6% 14.8% 56.3% 56% 20% 47.7% 15.6%
Castro, Jason hou 624 -2 41.5% 22.2% 41.9% 14.3% 65% 62.1% 30.4% 32.3% 16.7%
Higgins, P.J. chc 783 -2 45.2% 16.7% 56% 34.3% 58.2% 54% 27.8% 47.5% 23.2%
Stephenson, Tyler cin 1352 -2 45.2% 16.8% 44.1% 21.3% 62.2% 63.9% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Romine, Austin cin 1195 -2 44.1% 18.9% 54% 21.4% 58.2% 63.9% 30.9% 43.2% 14.4%
Smith, Will la 3027 -2 47.1% 19.4% 44.8% 21.5% 61.6% 67.9% 21.1% 52.1% 26.6%
Hummel, Cooper ari 433 -2 37.9% 4.5% 36.5% 9.4% 45.7% 64.2% 14.6% 47.1% 2.9%
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%
Alfaro, Jorge sd 1768 -2 46.7% 16.9% 47.6% 34.1% 53.8% 71.9% 20.2% 48% 22.1%
Barnhart, Tucker det 2550 -3 46.9% 16.7% 42.3% 21% 62% 66.4% 25% 52.3% 27.2%
Torrens, Luis sea 940 -3 42% 20.5% 47.5% 13% 64.1% 52.4% 23.9% 41.9% 18.8%
Mejía, Francisco tb 1959 -3 46.3% 19.4% 48.7% 20% 59.2% 61.5% 35.9% 52.3% 23.6%
Contreras, William atl 1629 -3 45.1% 18.8% 49.6% 23.8% 59.5% 64.5% 25.9% 43.6% 20.3%
Perez, Michael nym 1214 -3 44.2% 22.4% 45.5% 17% 54.8% 57.3% 32.1% 52.2% 21.7%
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%
Stubbs, Garrett phi 988 -4 43.2% 15.8% 36.4% 17.9% 61.4% 52.2% 29.9% 52.2% 20.5%
Adams, Riley was 1280 -6 42.8% 20% 45.9% 25.3% 61% 59.1% 31.3% 40.8% 12.8%
Knizner, Andrew stl 2403 -6 44.1% 17% 48.9% 23.4% 56.1% 67.3% 21.9% 40.9% 22%
Haase, Eric det 1982 -6 44.8% 16.1% 44.1% 24.7% 64.3% 56.3% 31.9% 50% 16.5%
Díaz, Elias col 2932 -7 43.9% 26.8% 54.1% 15.4% 65.7% 51% 27.8% 40.7% 16.9%
Stallings, Jacob mia 2945 -7 46% 16.3% 43.9% 18.5% 58.6% 58.6% 29.4% 54% 26.4%
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%