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 1901 11 53.5% 19.4% 41.2% 22.7% 71% 68.7% 41% 63.1% 30.9%
Murphy, Sean 2454 7 49.2% 22.4% 47% 20.9% 58.3% 68.4% 30.9% 55.1% 33.2%
Heim, Jonah 2261 7 51.9% 29.3% 60.5% 21.9% 66.5% 70.6% 36.6% 47.9% 26.2%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1996 6 48% 20.4% 39.1% 25.2% 64.1% 61% 39.8% 56.8% 22.4%
Kelly, Carson 1571 5 49.5% 21.5% 47.8% 16% 61.7% 60.3% 43.2% 56.7% 25.2%
Kirk, Alejandro 1467 5 49.6% 21.7% 46.2% 13% 71.1% 58.2% 39.4% 57.7% 18.9%
Molina, Yadier 1448 4 49.4% 31.6% 57.2% 30.8% 61.8% 65.4% 27.7% 44% 26.7%
Barnes, Austin 1012 4 50.9% 13.3% 47% 12.5% 54.9% 71% 42% 62.8% 36.4%
Rutschman, Adley 1515 3 50% 25.7% 53.4% 26.7% 69% 65.5% 39.7% 53.2% 21.5%
Hedges, Austin 1779 3 49.5% 16.1% 42.9% 23.7% 69% 66.3% 36.3% 57% 29.3%
Narváez, Omar 1708 3 49.4% 16.9% 44.6% 19.8% 65.2% 66.3% 37.3% 55% 24.7%
Nido, Tomás 1761 3 49.9% 17.4% 47.2% 27% 59.1% 70.4% 32.3% 56.2% 31.9%
Zavala, Seby 878 3 52.7% 26.2% 54.9% 42.2% 64.1% 69.6% 36.6% 55.6% 26.7%
Jeffers, Ryan 1435 3 48.2% 20.1% 56.4% 17.2% 64.8% 67.2% 25.9% 46.9% 27.7%
Caratini, Victor 1713 2 48.9% 15.3% 52.8% 16.1% 54.4% 68.6% 37.8% 54.1% 34.4%
Garcia, Aramis 1075 2 49.1% 17.3% 50% 21.6% 71% 63.5% 46.2% 48.5% 23.2%
Grandal, Yasmani 1189 2 48.4% 12.7% 59.9% 37% 64.6% 67.5% 16.9% 48.4% 21.5%
Raleigh, Cal 1956 2 47.1% 20.5% 51.4% 24% 65% 59.5% 22.3% 56.2% 25.2%
Serven, Brian 1050 2 49.5% 11.4% 56% 35.6% 58.9% 67.9% 36.5% 53% 25.2%
Stassi, Max 1971 1 46.8% 26.4% 44.4% 19.4% 65.3% 56.9% 33.3% 54% 21.1%
Bart, Joey 1655 1 47.7% 17.8% 50% 18% 58.9% 68.9% 28.3% 51.3% 27.1%
McGuire, Reese 1530 1 46.8% 33.6% 54.9% 25.6% 70.3% 61.7% 20.5% 44.8% 20%
Gomes, Yan 1303 1 47.4% 23.3% 56.5% 12.5% 68.5% 54.9% 38.4% 49.8% 15.9%
Sánchez, Gary 1596 1 46.4% 25% 46.2% 18.1% 59.5% 63.6% 30.8% 55.1% 25.8%
McCann, James 865 1 48.1% 15.2% 50% 13.5% 43.1% 71.1% 22.9% 59.8% 33%
Zunino, Mike 843 1 48.4% 8.9% 50.3% 30% 55.5% 72% 41.7% 56% 26.3%
Heineman, Tyler 1040 1 46.8% 9.9% 44.2% 25.4% 60.8% 60.3% 36.7% 54.6% 27.5%
Higashioka, Kyle 1350 1 47.1% 8.9% 41.1% 14.7% 70.1% 58.2% 36.7% 59.2% 27.7%
Barnhart, Tucker 1930 0 48.2% 18.4% 42% 22% 63.4% 66.7% 22.5% 56.9% 25.7%
Contreras, Willson 1767 0 45.8% 18.6% 58.9% 23.8% 66% 52.7% 32.3% 42% 23.5%
Alfaro, Jorge 1559 0 46.8% 15.4% 47.1% 31.5% 54.8% 70.2% 20.6% 50% 24.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 2656 0 48.4% 20.7% 41.6% 19.4% 68.1% 62.8% 36.1% 51.5% 24.3%
Herrera, Jose 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.4% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.1%
Papierski, Michael 880 0 45.5% 29.1% 46.9% 25.9% 55.5% 65.3% 16.7% 51.3% 23%
Wynns, Austin 727 0 46.1% 15% 44.2% 20% 64.1% 61.5% 17.3% 49.6% 24.1%
Plawecki, Kevin 1132 0 48% 18.2% 53.3% 30.8% 61.3% 66.5% 27.8% 50% 17.6%
Jansen, Danny 913 -1 43.3% 13.8% 48% 8% 67.5% 58.2% 26.9% 38.6% 18.3%
Maile, Luke 1079 -1 43.6% 22.1% 50.6% 20.3% 64.4% 58.3% 20% 40.4% 20.6%
Smith, Will 2170 -1 47.6% 20.3% 43.3% 21.5% 59.7% 69.5% 21.1% 54.3% 26.1%
Fortes, Nick 879 -2 48.1% 24.6% 49.5% 34.2% 60% 71% 22.7% 50% 23.9%
Vázquez, Christian 2314 -2 46.8% 21.1% 55.5% 25.2% 62.1% 62.6% 28.7% 48.4% 21.4%
Stephenson, Tyler 1359 -2 45.1% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 61.9% 63.2% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Casali, Curt 1021 -2 45.8% 18% 42.1% 17% 58.5% 59.6% 27.1% 52.8% 23.9%
Haase, Eric 1345 -2 45.3% 17% 47.2% 26.5% 64.2% 54.9% 34.1% 51.1% 17.2%
Torrens, Luis 856 -3 42.5% 17.9% 48.2% 13.5% 63.3% 54% 23% 44.6% 19.5%
Mejía, Francisco 1403 -3 45.5% 18.4% 49.3% 20.2% 58.4% 58.6% 39.2% 52.8% 23.2%
Knizner, Andrew 1809 -3 44.4% 18.6% 46.4% 20.5% 56.3% 66% 23.9% 42.5% 22.5%
Ruiz, Keibert 2737 -3 45.9% 22.6% 51.2% 26.4% 69.9% 56.5% 32.8% 43.3% 14.3%
Díaz, Elias 2202 -3 44.1% 21.4% 52.1% 17% 64.9% 52.1% 30.5% 41.2% 19%
Maldonado, Martín 2311 -3 46.4% 25% 55.2% 26.4% 67.2% 59.2% 30.2% 44.8% 17.2%
Contreras, William 1280 -3 43.6% 18.3% 49.2% 24.3% 56.4% 63.9% 26.4% 43.2% 17.7%
Stubbs, Garrett 738 -3 43.9% 19% 37.2% 15.4% 60.9% 50% 35.2% 53.4% 22.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 991 -3 42.9% 15.4% 45.5% 12.7% 63.4% 51.9% 26.8% 50.4% 22.4%
Perez, Michael 1104 -4 43.8% 23.4% 41.9% 14.6% 56.1% 56.4% 34.2% 50.4% 22.6%
Perez, Salvador 1477 -4 43.2% 20.2% 53.2% 19.1% 63.1% 57.1% 27.4% 39% 18%
Adams, Riley 754 -4 40.7% 18.8% 49.6% 31.3% 58.8% 52.1% 31.1% 37.9% 11.2%
Nola, Austin 2067 -5 46.3% 23.1% 44.8% 18.9% 58.1% 64.7% 29.7% 51.3% 23.6%
Stallings, Jacob 2287 -6 45.6% 16.6% 42.9% 18.2% 56.1% 57.7% 29.8% 55.3% 26.3%
Melendez, MJ 1633 -9 41.4% 9.7% 37.1% 10.1% 56.2% 59.2% 28.9% 46.2% 21.9%
Chirinos, Robinson 1459 -11 39.6% 9.5% 41.1% 17.9% 51.4% 54.7% 32.5% 50.6% 15%