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 1029 6 53.5% 25.5% 40.7% 23.4% 71.4% 69.7% 43.2% 61.1% 33.9%
Heim, Jonah 1359 5 53% 28.4% 55.9% 19.7% 70.4% 69.9% 41.2% 50% 27.4%
Kirk, Alejandro 957 4 51.2% 19% 42.3% 8.8% 71.6% 59.3% 40.2% 61.9% 21%
Murphy, Sean 1631 4 49.3% 14% 44% 18.4% 57.3% 67.8% 33.6% 58.6% 37%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1452 4 47.2% 17.3% 39% 23.1% 64% 57.5% 42.9% 56.8% 22%
Barnes, Austin 683 3 49.9% 11.6% 48.8% 11.4% 55.8% 73.6% 37.5% 61.3% 33.3%
Bart, Joey 864 3 49.9% 15.6% 54.7% 23.1% 57.4% 69.9% 35.9% 55.4% 30.9%
Molina, Yadier 1094 3 49.4% 33.8% 59.1% 32.7% 61.5% 65.4% 27.4% 43.1% 26.3%
Caratini, Victor 1009 2 48.9% 18.9% 50% 19.6% 58.2% 66.7% 34.4% 56.3% 33.1%
Kelly, Carson 767 2 48.9% 22.7% 48.8% 15.9% 63.3% 57.6% 45.8% 54.9% 26.6%
McGuire, Reese 1067 2 46.7% 32.4% 55.3% 27.3% 69.2% 62.8% 14.3% 47.1% 20.8%
Raleigh, Cal 1061 2 48.1% 14% 47.6% 23.5% 68.9% 60.4% 30.5% 56.9% 29.1%
Jeffers, Ryan 1211 2 48.5% 18.1% 56.7% 17.5% 64.9% 68.2% 25% 48.1% 29.5%
Grandal, Yasmani 906 2 47.9% 12% 62.9% 37.3% 64.3% 66.5% 14.9% 47.1% 20.8%
Narváez, Omar 1262 2 48.6% 19% 44.4% 23.3% 63.9% 65.5% 36.4% 52.9% 23.8%
Garcia, Aramis 975 2 49% 17.5% 50% 22.2% 70.1% 62.3% 46.4% 50.3% 23.6%
Zunino, Mike 843 1 48.4% 8.9% 50.3% 30% 55.5% 72% 41.7% 56% 26.3%
Rutschman, Adley 642 1 49.2% 24.6% 43.5% 22.9% 73.9% 67.6% 34.2% 59.7% 20%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 1 47.6% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.3% 39.5% 60.4% 35.5%
Stassi, Max 1128 1 47.1% 25% 38.5% 17.8% 69.5% 55.4% 35.6% 55% 23.3%
Nido, Tomás 1120 1 49.2% 20.5% 41.2% 23.2% 63.1% 68.1% 30.6% 56.4% 31.7%
McCann, James 538 1 50% 7.7% 42.6% 4.3% 48.7% 70.3% 25.9% 66.7% 36.7%
Herrera, Jose 845 1 46.5% 27.8% 35.8% 28.8% 60.9% 72.8% 29.9% 41.3% 22.5%
Heineman, Tyler 792 1 46.2% 11.1% 45.7% 26.5% 58.1% 59.7% 38.2% 53.5% 24.7%
Hedges, Austin 1184 1 49% 16.2% 38.5% 20% 70% 69.3% 38.2% 56.7% 27.1%
Pérez, Roberto 541 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 33.3% 55.7% 71% 33.3% 55.5% 22%
Serven, Brian 467 1 49.3% 10% 46.7% 37.5% 63.5% 66% 39.4% 53.2% 29.5%
Gomes, Yan 731 1 48.6% 27.5% 50.6% 16.7% 72.2% 55.6% 32.9% 50.4% 15.9%
Sánchez, Gary 924 0 48.1% 24.2% 46.9% 18.5% 60.1% 68% 25% 56.4% 32.1%
Plawecki, Kevin 662 0 46.2% 17.1% 48.1% 23.1% 60.6% 67.9% 28.3% 48.6% 18.8%
Higashioka, Kyle 939 0 45.8% 8.3% 42.6% 11.5% 69.6% 58.9% 35.3% 56.3% 27%
Garver, Mitch 451 0 47.2% 11.8% 51.4% 8.7% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Varsho, Daulton 616 0 45.1% 18.5% 38% 11.1% 53% 63.6% 31.3% 47.5% 28.8%
Casali, Curt 889 -1 46.9% 18.6% 46.7% 19.1% 58.4% 57.8% 26.2% 55.4% 26.1%
Contreras, Willson 1274 -1 45.1% 14.7% 54% 25% 65.5% 54% 38.6% 39.7% 22.7%
Maile, Luke 587 -1 42.4% 16.7% 51.8% 20% 54.6% 62.2% 21.9% 44.3% 15.4%
Stephenson, Tyler 1104 -1 44.1% 14.4% 43.5% 23.1% 63.8% 59.1% 31.1% 44.6% 25.4%
Torrens, Luis 670 -1 42.5% 19.6% 49% 11.9% 64.3% 56.8% 18.4% 44.3% 13.1%
Mejía, Francisco 859 -1 45.4% 23.3% 47.8% 22.6% 59% 57.6% 32.9% 55.6% 20.8%
Stubbs, Garrett 465 -1 43.4% 22.6% 32.1% 6.3% 59.6% 55.8% 28.6% 52.4% 24.5%
Contreras, William 596 -1 44.3% 21.6% 41% 20.6% 58.6% 66.4% 30.6% 47.6% 16.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 1008 -1 46.2% 15.8% 44.7% 25% 51.3% 72.8% 21.1% 56.6% 22.1%
Barnhart, Tucker 1324 -1 48% 15.9% 38.6% 19% 63.1% 66.2% 24% 57.8% 28.1%
Jansen, Danny 462 -1 39.6% 14.7% 37.3% 3.2% 63.9% 59.8% 22.9% 34.9% 14.6%
Perez, Michael 769 -2 44.1% 27.6% 42.1% 16.7% 56.1% 55.2% 33.3% 53.4% 13.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 637 -2 42.7% 11.4% 44.7% 12.7% 68.5% 50% 25.4% 52.9% 18.6%
Smith, Will 1337 -2 45.9% 17% 40.3% 21.7% 58.1% 67.3% 21.9% 53.3% 25%
Maldonado, Martín 1435 -2 44.9% 19.4% 50.7% 18.9% 66.7% 59.4% 30.9% 43.8% 17.4%
Realmuto, J.T. 1818 -2 47.4% 19.5% 38.3% 20.2% 66.5% 63.1% 38.6% 50.1% 23%
Haase, Eric 686 -2 42.9% 16.1% 56.9% 37% 56.7% 53.1% 33.3% 49.4% 12%
Castro, Jason 615 -2 41.3% 22.7% 41.1% 15% 65.4% 62.4% 30.4% 31.2% 16.5%
Nola, Austin 1257 -2 48.1% 23.7% 42.2% 19.6% 60.8% 65.3% 32.7% 54.8% 28.5%
Díaz, Elias 1402 -2 42.9% 20% 48.3% 15% 61.4% 52.3% 28.2% 43% 21.2%
Ruiz, Keibert 1776 -3 44.9% 21.7% 49.5% 26.3% 69.5% 54.5% 29.3% 40.8% 16.6%
Vázquez, Christian 1515 -3 45% 21.2% 54.9% 24.8% 61.4% 64.1% 16.3% 41.7% 19.6%
Adams, Riley 754 -4 40.7% 18.8% 49.6% 31.3% 58.8% 52.1% 31.1% 37.9% 11.2%
Melendez, MJ 929 -4 41.9% 9% 36% 9.4% 57.8% 61.3% 33.9% 42.8% 23.1%
Knizner, Andrew 1194 -4 41.9% 23.3% 45.2% 19.7% 51.2% 65.2% 20.8% 38.2% 22.7%
Perez, Salvador 1048 -4 42.7% 18.3% 54.4% 14.7% 62.7% 59.9% 25.9% 39.2% 18.8%
Stallings, Jacob 1462 -5 44.3% 13.1% 40.4% 15.1% 54.9% 55.5% 23% 56.6% 28%
Chirinos, Robinson 1123 -7 40.2% 10.5% 40.8% 18.5% 55.4% 53.4% 38.8% 49% 15.8%