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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
Perez, Roberto 78 0 62.8% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0% 71.4% 87.5% 20.0% 72.7% 41.7%
Narvaez, Omar 146 1 62.3% 33.3% 73.9% 25.0% 83.3% 80.8% 46.7% 50.0% 37.5%
Vogt, Stephen 100 0 59.0% 50.0% 60.0% 16.7% 73.3% 72.4% 40.0% 70.0% 11.1%
Casali, Curt 175 1 56.6% 30.0% 43.8% 25.0% 81.0% 69.0% 50.0% 63.0% 52.4%
Barnes, Austin 185 0 56.2% 23.1% 31.6% 25.0% 72.0% 74.3% 33.3% 70.0% 55.6%
Sisco, Chance 91 0 54.9% 50.0% 33.3% 0.0% 82.6% 84.6% 33.3% 45.8% 18.2%
Taylor, Beau 88 0 54.5% 20.0% 45.5% 25.0% 62.5% 73.3% 66.7% 68.4% 33.3%
Pina, Manny 105 0 54.3% 60.0% 75.0% 0.0% 77.8% 70.6% 50.0% 52.9% 18.2%
Leon, Sandy 177 0 54.2% 20.0% 53.8% 42.9% 55.6% 79.3% 55.6% 67.6% 23.8%
Stassi, Max 190 0 54.2% 17.6% 52.2% 57.1% 70.2% 65.5% 57.1% 58.3% 17.6%
Molina, Yadier 117 0 53.8% 0.0% 35.7% 0.0% 78.3% 82.6% 11.1% 58.8% 50.0%
McCann, James 130 0 53.8% 0.0% 53.3% 25.0% 63.2% 63.2% 50.0% 65.9% 28.6%
d'Arnaud, Travis 162 0 53.7% 0.0% 59.4% 60.0% 66.7% 79.2% 21.1% 50.0% 28.6%
Jansen, Danny 234 0 53.4% 15.8% 44.4% 30.0% 67.3% 72.5% 35.7% 51.7% 56.0%
McGuire, Reese 62 0 53.2% 0.0% 61.5% 25.0% 58.3% 78.6% 25.0% 44.4% 20.0%
Perez, Michael 77 0 53.2% 60.0% 62.5% 25.0% 62.5% 68.8% 42.9% 38.5% 37.5%
Caratini, Victor 113 0 53.1% 33.3% 75.0% 50.0% 50.0% 70.0% 40.0% 46.2% 0.0%
Realmuto, J.T. 132 0 52.3% 33.3% 56.3% 0.0% 81.3% 69.7% 30.8% 48.6% 9.1%
Vazquez, Christian 239 0 51.9% 33.3% 57.1% 30.8% 65.0% 73.1% 28.6% 54.1% 14.3%
Tromp, Chadwick 129 0 51.9% 27.3% 46.7% 0.0% 73.1% 58.6% 27.3% 66.7% 25.0%
Heineman, Tyler 241 0 51.5% 11.1% 32.1% 33.3% 85.7% 56.4% 55.0% 62.3% 20.0%
Butera, Drew 80 0 51.3% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 85.7% 58.8% 42.9% 56.3% 14.3%
Mejia, Francisco 215 0 51.2% 31.3% 31.6% 11.1% 73.2% 60.5% 30.4% 58.5% 47.8%
Sanchez, Gary 224 0 50.9% 14.3% 31.0% 25.0% 71.4% 65.1% 21.4% 65.3% 40.6%
Barnhart, Tucker 169 0 50.9% 8.3% 27.3% 15.4% 75.0% 69.8% 54.5% 65.6% 31.3%
Higashioka, Kyle 78 0 50.0% 20.0% 22.2% 12.5% 100.0% 64.7% 0.0% 76.9% 41.7%
Stallings, Jacob 255 0 49.8% 8.0% 36.7% 50.0% 60.5% 76.1% 23.8% 63.8% 27.3%
Romine, Austin 183 0 49.7% 27.3% 20.0% 20.0% 57.8% 71.0% 47.4% 52.9% 44.4%
Allen, Austin 133 0 49.6% 20.0% 58.3% 20.0% 60.7% 65.5% 16.7% 56.5% 35.7%
Smith, Will 218 0 49.5% 14.3% 58.8% 17.6% 64.9% 65.9% 35.7% 55.0% 28.6%
Chirinos, Robinson 245 0 49.4% 20.8% 51.4% 30.8% 67.4% 75.6% 50.0% 40.4% 17.4%
Nola, Austin 298 0 49.0% 10.5% 44.1% 16.7% 54.0% 61.7% 30.8% 65.2% 41.9%
Wolters, Tony 289 0 48.1% 29.6% 51.4% 10.0% 61.5% 61.0% 53.8% 48.1% 20.7%
Contreras, Willson 239 0 48.1% 16.7% 54.2% 41.7% 71.0% 60.0% 38.9% 55.9% 15.8%
Hedges, Austin 172 0 47.7% 22.2% 47.4% 30.8% 48.4% 73.8% 0.0% 65.2% 20.7%
Perez, Salvador 332 -1 47.6% 13.0% 45.1% 13.6% 75.0% 66.7% 40.9% 40.0% 33.3%
Kelly, Carson 282 0 47.5% 21.7% 38.2% 26.3% 67.3% 66.0% 44.4% 51.7% 15.4%
Hudson, Joe 114 0 47.4% 12.5% 47.6% 0.0% 70.0% 70.0% 50.0% 42.1% 23.1%
Garneau, Dustin 87 0 47.1% 14.3% 31.6% 33.3% 75.0% 88.2% 33.3% 50.0% 11.1%
Severino, Pedro 253 0 46.2% 29.2% 43.8% 16.7% 65.6% 74.0% 11.1% 43.3% 29.0%
Grandal, Yasmani 212 0 46.2% 21.4% 40.0% 8.3% 70.3% 48.1% 53.3% 50.8% 25.0%
Garver, Mitch 240 0 45.8% 15.8% 30.8% 16.7% 62.5% 58.5% 29.4% 56.0% 42.9%
Suzuki, Kurt 180 0 45.6% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 61.9% 61.1% 36.4% 52.3% 38.5%
Castro, Jason 228 0 45.6% 30.0% 53.6% 10.0% 46.3% 58.7% 36.8% 56.0% 16.7%
Maldonado, Martin 316 -1 45.3% 8.3% 41.7% 21.7% 57.4% 72.5% 10.5% 50.8% 25.9%
Nido, Tomas 84 0 45.2% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 66.7% 61.9% 0.0% 66.7% 38.5%
Ramos, Wilson 273 0 45.1% 22.2% 59.1% 32.0% 74.5% 58.5% 11.1% 26.0% 18.5%
Avila, Alex 98 0 44.9% 50.0% 71.4% 0.0% 53.8% 58.3% 37.5% 30.0% 9.1%
Murphy, Sean 235 -1 44.7% 13.6% 52.2% 0.0% 73.5% 64.7% 16.7% 44.1% 14.3%
Cervelli, Francisco 114 0 44.7% 20.0% 20.0% 0.0% 76.2% 68.2% 33.3% 40.0% 10.0%
Zunino, Mike 239 -1 43.9% 18.8% 50.0% 18.8% 72.5% 59.1% 18.8% 34.9% 22.7%
Greiner, Grayson 95 0 43.2% 44.4% 66.7% 20.0% 55.6% 62.5% 0.0% 40.0% 0.0%
Mathis, Jeff 63 0 42.9% 0.0% 42.9% 0.0% 60.0% 57.1% 37.5% 70.0% 20.0%
Murphy, John Ryan 98 0 40.8% 14.3% 38.5% 28.6% 60.0% 71.4% 9.1% 50.0% 11.1%
Gomes, Yan 95 0 40.0% 14.3% 21.4% 28.6% 71.4% 55.6% 50.0% 33.3% 11.1%