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 1061 7 54% 24.6% 41.7% 23.4% 71.7% 69.3% 45.1% 61.8% 34.6%
Heim, Jonah 1363 5 52.9% 28.4% 55.9% 19.4% 70.4% 69.9% 40.8% 50% 27.4%
Murphy, Sean 1658 5 49.5% 14.2% 43.5% 18.4% 57.1% 68.3% 33.3% 58.7% 37.1%
Kirk, Alejandro 984 4 50.8% 18.3% 41.3% 8.8% 70.4% 60.2% 39.8% 61.5% 20.9%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1479 4 47.3% 17% 38.6% 23.8% 64.6% 57.4% 42.9% 57% 21.6%
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%
Barnes, Austin 683 3 49.9% 11.6% 48.8% 11.4% 55.8% 73.6% 37.5% 61.3% 33.3%
Narváez, Omar 1288 3 49% 18.6% 45.5% 23% 63.8% 65.9% 36.7% 53.5% 23.8%
Raleigh, Cal 1114 2 48.1% 16.5% 49.7% 22.9% 69.1% 60.3% 30.8% 56.1% 27.8%
Garcia, Aramis 1001 2 48.7% 17.2% 48.8% 22.2% 70.2% 62% 46.5% 49.2% 23.3%
McGuire, Reese 1091 2 46.5% 31.3% 54.9% 26.5% 68.9% 62.9% 15.4% 47.1% 21.1%
Stassi, Max 1153 2 47.1% 24.5% 38.6% 17.4% 70.6% 55% 34.8% 55% 22.7%
Jeffers, Ryan 1249 2 48.4% 18.6% 56.4% 17.3% 64.5% 67.9% 24.5% 47.9% 28.8%
Nido, Tomás 1140 2 49% 20.5% 41.7% 24.3% 62.7% 67.8% 32.2% 55.1% 31.2%
Kelly, Carson 766 2 48.8% 22.7% 48.8% 16.3% 63.3% 57.2% 45.8% 54.5% 26.6%
Grandal, Yasmani 906 2 47.9% 12% 62.9% 37.3% 64.3% 66.5% 14.9% 47.1% 20.8%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 1 47.6% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.3% 39.5% 60.4% 35.5%
Heineman, Tyler 792 1 46.2% 11.1% 45.7% 26.5% 58.1% 59.7% 38.2% 53.5% 24.7%
Caratini, Victor 1053 1 48.1% 17.9% 50.5% 20.7% 55.2% 67.3% 34.7% 55.1% 32.5%
Serven, Brian 467 1 49.3% 10% 46.7% 37.5% 63.5% 66% 39.4% 53.2% 29.5%
Zunino, Mike 843 1 48.4% 8.9% 50.3% 30% 55.5% 72% 41.7% 56% 26.3%
Herrera, Jose 873 1 46.2% 26.3% 35.1% 28.8% 61.3% 72.2% 29.4% 40.2% 22.2%
Pérez, Roberto 541 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 33.3% 55.7% 71% 33.3% 55.5% 22%
Hedges, Austin 1184 1 49% 16.2% 38.5% 20% 70% 69.3% 38.2% 56.7% 27.1%
Gomes, Yan 763 1 48.2% 28.6% 51.9% 15.8% 71.8% 55.5% 31.9% 49.7% 15.3%
Rutschman, Adley 674 1 49.1% 23.9% 47.3% 22.2% 71.8% 68.1% 33.3% 58.5% 19.8%
McCann, James 540 1 50.2% 7.7% 42.6% 8.3% 48.7% 70.3% 25.9% 67.3% 35.9%
Contreras, Willson 1300 0 45.1% 14.7% 53.9% 24% 65.1% 54.3% 37.9% 40% 22.7%
Garver, Mitch 451 0 47.2% 11.8% 51.4% 8.7% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Higashioka, Kyle 968 0 45.4% 9.7% 41.9% 11.3% 70.5% 57.4% 34% 55.3% 27%
Plawecki, Kevin 669 0 46% 16.7% 47.5% 23.1% 60.7% 67.9% 28.3% 47.9% 18.8%
Varsho, Daulton 624 0 44.9% 17.9% 37.2% 11.1% 53% 63.2% 29.4% 48.5% 28.8%
Sánchez, Gary 967 0 47.9% 23% 47.9% 18.5% 60.7% 68% 25% 55.2% 31.2%
Maile, Luke 614 -1 43% 17% 53.3% 21.4% 55.6% 62.5% 21.6% 45.8% 16.4%
Casali, Curt 913 -1 47% 17.8% 45.7% 18.4% 59.1% 58.6% 25.8% 55.4% 25.8%
Mejía, Francisco 906 -1 45.4% 22.4% 47.9% 21.5% 58.6% 58.5% 32.4% 55.2% 22.1%
Stephenson, Tyler 1104 -1 44.1% 14.4% 43.5% 23.1% 63.8% 59.1% 31.1% 44.6% 25.4%
Barnhart, Tucker 1325 -1 47.9% 15.7% 38.2% 19% 63.1% 66.2% 24% 57.7% 28.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 635 -1 42.4% 11.4% 44.6% 12.7% 67.6% 50% 25.4% 52.2% 18.6%
Jansen, Danny 462 -1 39.6% 14.7% 37.3% 3.2% 63.9% 59.8% 22.9% 34.9% 14.6%
Torrens, Luis 670 -1 42.5% 19.6% 49% 11.9% 64.3% 56.8% 18.4% 44.3% 13.1%
Realmuto, J.T. 1875 -1 47.7% 19.5% 38.4% 19.6% 66.8% 62.5% 38.8% 50.9% 24.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 1008 -1 46.2% 15.8% 44.7% 25% 51.3% 72.8% 21.1% 56.6% 22.1%
Contreras, William 625 -1 43.2% 22.2% 39.8% 20% 56.7% 64.7% 29.7% 46.9% 15%
Stubbs, Garrett 471 -1 43.1% 21.9% 33.3% 6.3% 59% 55.8% 28.6% 51.6% 24.1%
Perez, Michael 840 -2 43.9% 26.8% 41.4% 18.2% 57.1% 55.6% 33.9% 51.3% 15.9%
Díaz, Elias 1428 -2 43.2% 20.2% 50% 14.8% 61.4% 52.2% 28.6% 42.9% 21.7%
Castro, Jason 628 -2 41.1% 22.2% 40.6% 14.3% 65.4% 62.1% 30.4% 30.5% 16.5%
Nola, Austin 1301 -2 48.3% 24.4% 41.9% 17.6% 61.3% 66% 32% 54.8% 28.7%
Haase, Eric 719 -2 43.7% 16.1% 57.6% 37% 57.4% 53.6% 32.6% 51.6% 13%
Maldonado, Martín 1462 -2 45% 20% 51% 19.5% 66.5% 59% 31.7% 44.7% 16.9%
Vázquez, Christian 1542 -2 45.1% 20.9% 54.9% 24.5% 61.5% 64.2% 16.1% 42.2% 19.6%
Smith, Will 1386 -2 46.2% 16.5% 41.1% 20.3% 57.9% 68.2% 23% 53.6% 24.4%
Ruiz, Keibert 1810 -3 44.8% 22% 48.6% 26.3% 69.4% 54.8% 28.9% 40.7% 16.5%
Knizner, Andrew 1219 -4 41.7% 22.7% 44.3% 19.7% 51.2% 65.5% 20% 38% 23.1%
Adams, Riley 754 -4 40.7% 18.8% 49.6% 31.3% 58.8% 52.1% 31.1% 37.9% 11.2%
Perez, Salvador 1048 -4 42.7% 18.3% 54.4% 14.7% 62.7% 59.9% 25.9% 39.2% 18.8%
Stallings, Jacob 1496 -5 44.3% 12.9% 39.9% 15.1% 55.6% 55.5% 23.3% 56.6% 27.4%
Melendez, MJ 961 -5 41.5% 8.7% 34% 9.1% 57.4% 60.9% 35.9% 42.6% 22.8%
Chirinos, Robinson 1123 -7 40.2% 10.5% 40.8% 18.5% 55.4% 53.4% 38.8% 49% 15.8%