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 2420 14 53.9% 20.7% 43.6% 20.8% 70.4% 69.1% 40.3% 62.3% 31.7%
Heim, Jonah 2817 12 51.9% 30.8% 59.2% 22% 65.8% 71% 35.9% 48.7% 27.8%
d'Arnaud, Travis 2598 9 48.9% 22.3% 41.5% 25.4% 65.2% 59.5% 39.9% 57.4% 24.9%
Raleigh, Cal 2575 8 48.9% 21% 53.8% 25.6% 64.2% 63.4% 24% 57.7% 26.4%
Kirk, Alejandro 1869 8 50.5% 24.1% 46.9% 13.6% 71.1% 60.5% 39.5% 58.1% 20.5%
Murphy, Sean 3147 7 49.5% 26.3% 48.4% 25.3% 60.5% 67.9% 29.6% 54.1% 31%
Narváez, Omar 2238 5 49.6% 17.5% 45.8% 21.2% 63.7% 66.2% 38.1% 55.1% 24.4%
Serven, Brian 1493 5 49.6% 14% 59.3% 36.7% 58.3% 67.9% 34% 50% 26.2%
Nido, Tomás 2202 5 50.3% 16.3% 49.3% 27.2% 59.3% 71.2% 32.5% 55.1% 33%
Molina, Yadier 2082 5 49.1% 28.8% 60.1% 34.7% 63.1% 65.8% 31.2% 43.2% 22.9%
Kelly, Carson 2397 5 48.3% 20.8% 50.8% 17.9% 62.3% 59.3% 37.1% 52.9% 24.1%
Zavala, Seby 1377 4 51.6% 19.2% 55.4% 30.1% 67.6% 68.1% 35.7% 55.4% 27.3%
Jeffers, Ryan 1435 3 48.2% 20.1% 56.4% 17.2% 64.8% 67.2% 25.9% 46.9% 27.7%
Delay, Jason 1326 3 49% 29.4% 51% 34% 55.6% 67.3% 28.1% 55.3% 28.1%
Grandal, Yasmani 1574 3 47.8% 17.3% 60.8% 36.4% 62.1% 63.7% 18.8% 46.6% 21.3%
Rutschman, Adley 2145 3 49.2% 27.6% 52.5% 28.7% 67% 62.2% 41% 54.1% 18.9%
Barnes, Austin 1374 3 50.4% 12% 40.8% 13.7% 57.9% 68.5% 38.2% 67.1% 35.6%
McGuire, Reese 1941 2 46.9% 34.4% 56% 23.9% 67.5% 60.4% 23.5% 46.3% 19.2%
Gomes, Yan 1893 2 46.5% 27.3% 56% 16% 68.2% 54.9% 31% 48.7% 15.8%
Higashioka, Kyle 1767 2 48% 7.8% 42.7% 12.2% 70.2% 58.4% 39.8% 59.5% 29.9%
Heineman, Tyler 1406 2 47.6% 13.1% 44.7% 22.1% 60.3% 64.5% 35.7% 56.9% 26.2%
Hedges, Austin 2297 1 48.9% 17.4% 45.7% 25% 66.9% 66.5% 33.3% 55.7% 27.9%
Vázquez, Christian 2721 1 47.9% 22.6% 55.9% 25.7% 62.3% 63.7% 29.7% 50.4% 22.8%
Wynns, Austin 1235 1 48.1% 15.9% 53.6% 31.3% 64.4% 65.8% 19.1% 47.6% 22.3%
Garcia, Aramis 1075 1 49.1% 17.3% 50% 21.6% 71% 63.5% 46.2% 48.5% 23.2%
Caratini, Victor 2292 1 48.2% 15.1% 49.4% 20.9% 56.1% 68.6% 33.5% 52.9% 32.5%
Sánchez, Gary 2199 1 47% 23.5% 50.3% 19.3% 59.7% 65.2% 29% 54.2% 24.1%
McCann, James 1316 1 47.7% 14.5% 53.7% 21.8% 48.7% 69.7% 23% 55% 26.7%
Plawecki, Kevin 1426 1 48% 21.1% 56.4% 32.6% 62.4% 65.2% 28.9% 47.3% 18.8%
Papierski, Michael 923 0 45.5% 28.8% 46.7% 27.4% 55.5% 65.9% 15.6% 51.5% 23.3%
Bethancourt, Christian 1116 0 46.4% 9.1% 42.9% 21.3% 57.9% 69% 26.3% 50.6% 23.3%
Contreras, Willson 1953 0 45.5% 20.8% 57.3% 22.9% 65.4% 53.8% 31.1% 42.6% 22%
Jansen, Danny 1491 0 46.5% 16% 49.7% 12.9% 67.5% 59.6% 36.4% 47.2% 20.2%
Herrera, Jose 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.4% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.1%
Stassi, Max 2446 0 46.7% 25.2% 46% 19.7% 64.6% 59.1% 29.3% 54.6% 19.3%
Fortes, Nick 1388 -1 48.8% 20.9% 50% 30.8% 60.6% 67.3% 29% 53.9% 23.6%
Alfaro, Jorge 1752 -1 46.6% 16.5% 47.3% 34.7% 54.1% 71.5% 19.5% 47.7% 22.2%
Bart, Joey 2145 -1 47% 18.3% 53.3% 15.6% 57.6% 68.1% 28.1% 49.8% 26%
Realmuto, J.T. 3531 -1 48.1% 21.1% 43.2% 24% 66.7% 63.5% 35.2% 51% 23.5%
Maile, Luke 1468 -2 44% 20.6% 49.8% 20.7% 64.4% 61.1% 22.1% 38.6% 20%
Romine, Austin 1039 -2 44.1% 21.3% 52.4% 17.9% 57.9% 65.6% 30.1% 43.6% 14.4%
Casali, Curt 1243 -2 46.1% 20% 42.6% 18% 58.8% 62.5% 23% 51.4% 24.8%
Maldonado, Martín 2831 -2 47.1% 25% 53.7% 27.5% 66.4% 60.7% 29.9% 45.8% 18.6%
Smith, Will 2815 -2 47.1% 19.4% 43.9% 22.6% 61% 67.5% 21.1% 52.7% 26.4%
Stephenson, Tyler 1359 -2 45.1% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 61.9% 63.2% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Barnhart, Tucker 2411 -2 46.7% 16% 41.2% 20.9% 61.1% 67% 24.2% 53.3% 26.6%
Mejía, Francisco 1873 -3 46.2% 19.4% 48.3% 20.5% 59% 60.2% 36.8% 52.4% 24.9%
Perez, Michael 1214 -3 44.1% 23.1% 45.8% 16.7% 54.6% 57% 32.1% 51.7% 21.7%
Knizner, Andrew 2226 -3 44.4% 17.4% 48.1% 23% 55.6% 66.9% 23.4% 42.4% 23.2%
Contreras, William 1525 -4 44.7% 18% 50.2% 24.1% 58.7% 64% 26.7% 43.6% 17.7%
Ruiz, Keibert 3125 -4 45.7% 23% 51.3% 25.5% 68% 57.6% 34.2% 42.3% 15%
Stubbs, Garrett 922 -4 43.7% 18.2% 37.5% 22.2% 61.1% 52.1% 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 1096 -5 42.4% 19.7% 48.8% 25.4% 60.7% 56% 31.7% 39.3% 12.5%
Haase, Eric 1815 -5 44.7% 17% 43.9% 26.5% 64% 56.1% 30.2% 50.7% 16.9%
Díaz, Elias 2745 -6 43.7% 26.3% 53.4% 15.5% 64.7% 51.5% 27% 40% 17.9%
Stallings, Jacob 2784 -7 46% 15.5% 42.9% 16.9% 59.1% 58.4% 30.9% 54.2% 25.9%
Perez, Salvador 2124 -8 42.7% 22.7% 52.4% 16.5% 64.3% 57.3% 25.4% 37.3% 15.4%
Nola, Austin 2605 -8 46.2% 25.3% 44.1% 21.7% 58.9% 63.5% 29% 49.8% 23.4%
Melendez, MJ 1966 -12 41.6% 13.9% 38.7% 10.6% 54.6% 59.6% 28% 46% 21.3%
Chirinos, Robinson 1725 -13 40.3% 11.3% 41.2% 20% 51% 55.1% 31.5% 50.8% 17.5%