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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. Runs From Extra Strikes 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: 6 called pitches (i.e., takes, or non-swings) 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.)


Rk. Catcher Team Pitches Runs Extra Strikes Strike Rate Zone 11
Zone 12
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 16
Zone 17
Zone 18
Zone 19
Barnes, Austin 694 2 55.0% 20.0% 47.5% 19.4% 60.8% 75.6% 32.8% 67.5% 48.1%
Pina, Manny 335 1 54.0% 37.9% 63.6% 20.0% 66.7% 78.3% 40.0% 48.8% 31.0%
Narvaez, Omar 896 5 53.9% 27.7% 55.8% 14.5% 67.9% 69.5% 45.0% 54.8% 39.4%
Realmuto, J.T. 911 3 52.5% 23.8% 38.8% 19.4% 75.5% 67.4% 45.9% 51.2% 31.5%
Perez, Roberto 726 2 52.1% 7.3% 53.1% 14.6% 65.5% 72.3% 31.6% 58.7% 31.5%
Vogt, Stephen 584 1 51.9% 35.5% 35.0% 25.0% 58.3% 68.8% 32.4% 60.8% 36.9%
McCann, James 745 2 51.8% 5.4% 36.2% 22.5% 64.1% 74.4% 42.1% 61.7% 33.3%
Nottingham, Jacob 373 1 51.7% 13.6% 41.7% 20.0% 66.3% 73.2% 40.0% 58.6% 29.5%
Jeffers, Ryan 496 1 51.6% 21.4% 33.3% 11.8% 75.2% 57.1% 43.2% 56.9% 36.7%
Contreras, Willson 1019 2 51.6% 20.0% 48.6% 30.2% 67.8% 67.7% 38.6% 54.5% 27.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 901 3 51.4% 27.6% 49.5% 17.8% 64.2% 70.1% 40.4% 58.6% 27.9%
Caratini, Victor 498 1 51.4% 10.3% 57.1% 40.0% 60.9% 66.7% 41.7% 57.4% 15.4%
Casali, Curt 648 1 50.9% 14.8% 42.2% 25.6% 62.6% 70.7% 41.9% 64.2% 35.3%
Molina, Yadier 1056 2 50.8% 16.9% 43.7% 10.1% 66.8% 73.7% 40.0% 59.9% 32.0%
Nola, Austin 1189 1 50.8% 15.3% 40.1% 24.3% 59.5% 65.9% 30.3% 66.4% 39.0%
Stassi, Max 717 1 50.6% 16.1% 49.4% 30.3% 60.6% 73.0% 32.4% 57.0% 34.8%
Heineman, Tyler 384 0 50.5% 8.0% 41.7% 33.3% 74.1% 64.0% 44.4% 58.3% 18.8%
Vazquez, Christian 1193 2 50.4% 25.7% 49.2% 30.5% 68.3% 68.1% 24.3% 52.3% 25.2%
Murphy, John Ryan 509 0 50.3% 12.5% 39.7% 21.7% 66.7% 68.2% 23.3% 62.3% 40.4%
Barnhart, Tucker 920 1 50.3% 18.6% 44.5% 18.9% 70.5% 66.1% 35.3% 62.1% 28.2%
Mejia, Francisco 346 0 50.3% 21.4% 44.8% 15.4% 66.1% 65.2% 42.1% 54.4% 35.3%
d'Arnaud, Travis 965 2 50.1% 23.9% 50.3% 36.1% 67.1% 71.6% 30.9% 43.4% 26.2%
Tromp, Chadwick 540 1 50.0% 19.5% 37.7% 16.7% 69.8% 62.8% 36.2% 56.3% 37.2%
Leon, Sandy 603 0 49.9% 14.3% 53.2% 26.1% 59.0% 67.7% 50.0% 60.4% 25.0%
Murphy, Sean 1046 1 49.6% 20.6% 45.4% 13.5% 65.1% 66.2% 27.5% 58.4% 23.6%
Castro, Jason 664 0 49.5% 29.8% 48.8% 20.0% 54.8% 66.7% 47.5% 54.0% 28.6%
Bart, Joey 721 0 49.4% 22.2% 38.4% 29.7% 62.1% 68.8% 39.5% 53.2% 35.8%
Kelly, Carson 1021 1 49.3% 20.7% 42.3% 23.2% 71.2% 65.0% 37.9% 52.0% 22.4%
Stallings, Jacob 1156 3 49.2% 13.2% 36.6% 24.6% 60.4% 65.5% 29.8% 62.4% 33.9%
Hedges, Austin 711 0 49.1% 21.2% 44.6% 26.3% 58.6% 68.1% 31.4% 54.9% 32.1%
Flowers, Tyler 495 1 49.1% 23.9% 49.1% 34.8% 58.8% 68.4% 34.1% 56.9% 23.1%
Trevino, Jose 567 0 49.0% 19.0% 48.7% 28.0% 68.8% 58.9% 51.9% 53.3% 21.7%
Gallagher, Cam 544 -1 48.9% 15.2% 40.6% 9.5% 67.6% 57.0% 40.0% 67.2% 22.4%
Bemboom, Anthony 460 2 48.7% 29.7% 35.6% 13.6% 64.2% 64.9% 36.6% 51.5% 31.4%
Perez, Salvador 871 -1 48.2% 17.1% 47.1% 18.2% 76.6% 68.6% 37.5% 43.4% 22.7%
Mathis, Jeff 631 0 48.0% 18.2% 52.5% 19.0% 62.6% 66.4% 33.3% 52.9% 23.1%
Sanchez, Gary 985 -2 47.9% 13.8% 30.1% 14.3% 64.9% 67.2% 21.4% 54.2% 45.1%
McGuire, Reese 353 -1 47.6% 17.4% 51.1% 20.0% 57.8% 65.2% 37.5% 49.3% 28.6%
Cervelli, Francisco 443 0 47.6% 23.8% 42.6% 6.3% 70.1% 66.7% 27.6% 45.8% 15.0%
Maldonado, Martin 1412 -3 47.3% 15.5% 46.6% 24.0% 64.2% 69.3% 19.6% 55.5% 20.6%
Chirinos, Robinson 714 -1 47.2% 23.7% 39.3% 20.5% 62.9% 72.8% 38.9% 41.0% 28.6%
Jansen, Danny 1135 -1 47.0% 20.0% 39.6% 17.7% 65.5% 68.5% 28.2% 45.8% 32.4%
Avila, Alex 416 0 46.9% 25.9% 55.3% 27.8% 62.2% 59.0% 29.7% 51.1% 14.3%
Butera, Drew 440 0 46.8% 20.6% 40.5% 18.8% 68.9% 53.6% 44.0% 58.8% 17.2%
Diaz, Elias 400 0 46.8% 26.7% 30.0% 25.0% 76.9% 57.4% 33.3% 44.3% 18.2%
Wolters, Tony 910 -1 46.6% 22.2% 45.4% 22.6% 61.7% 66.9% 42.5% 46.5% 15.5%
Perez, Michael 637 -2 46.5% 20.5% 65.5% 26.5% 61.7% 56.8% 18.2% 45.7% 20.0%
Garver, Mitch 519 0 46.4% 15.8% 45.9% 20.0% 55.3% 59.5% 38.5% 53.0% 38.1%
Romine, Austin 1028 -1 46.3% 10.8% 32.0% 18.9% 62.5% 67.2% 30.7% 48.4% 30.4%
Greiner, Grayson 489 -1 46.2% 34.2% 68.3% 24.0% 54.3% 61.0% 25.0% 41.2% 8.3%
Torrens, Luis 587 -2 46.2% 21.6% 46.0% 20.0% 64.3% 55.4% 37.9% 50.0% 18.5%
Sisco, Chance 639 -3 46.0% 20.7% 33.3% 15.0% 70.1% 55.4% 31.1% 47.5% 20.3%
Severino, Pedro 922 -3 45.3% 25.0% 38.7% 15.0% 63.6% 64.5% 33.3% 45.5% 27.6%
Smith, Will 791 -3 45.0% 13.3% 48.5% 21.3% 62.2% 64.7% 36.4% 49.2% 24.7%
Zunino, Mike 663 -2 44.9% 11.4% 48.6% 23.5% 63.7% 63.1% 25.5% 45.3% 25.4%
Ramos, Wilson 1064 0 44.8% 26.3% 58.0% 25.4% 66.1% 64.2% 24.6% 29.4% 15.9%
Knapp, Andrew 567 -1 44.8% 17.1% 43.6% 21.4% 61.8% 52.6% 40.8% 49.1% 23.8%
Gomes, Yan 788 -2 44.4% 18.2% 38.0% 19.4% 68.2% 58.9% 38.8% 45.2% 15.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 853 -3 44.0% 22.0% 32.6% 12.5% 64.5% 64.0% 36.1% 44.3% 16.7%
Odom, Joseph 365 -1 43.6% 14.3% 51.7% 25.0% 57.7% 55.1% 7.7% 49.4% 34.0%
Plawecki, Kevin 515 -2 43.5% 18.8% 51.4% 12.5% 63.0% 60.0% 25.7% 45.1% 18.3%
Wieters, Matt 318 -1 42.1% 16.7% 39.6% 13.0% 63.0% 59.5% 6.7% 43.8% 18.5%
Alfaro, Jorge 682 -3 41.8% 17.9% 45.9% 18.4% 58.2% 56.8% 19.1% 45.1% 16.7%