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
Murphy, Sean 1002 3 48.4% 11.4% 45.9% 22.6% 56.5% 71.6% 37.3% 51.4% 34.7%
Heim, Jonah 721 3 52.3% 31.1% 46.3% 21.1% 67.4% 72.3% 37.1% 51.1% 25.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 938 2 47.3% 13.4% 37.5% 22.4% 65.3% 53.8% 47.6% 59.9% 23.8%
Grandal, Yasmani 716 2 48.2% 7.9% 62% 40% 64.4% 68.3% 16.2% 46.9% 20.6%
Molina, Yadier 772 2 50.3% 37.3% 58.5% 34.9% 64.1% 66.3% 26.2% 42.4% 26.7%
Trevino, Jose 535 2 54.4% 17.9% 42.2% 14.8% 79.1% 68.3% 47.6% 58.3% 42%
Jeffers, Ryan 702 2 50.7% 23% 55.1% 16.3% 62% 75% 29% 46.3% 39.7%
Kirk, Alejandro 578 2 50.5% 16.7% 50% 4.3% 73.9% 53.7% 41.5% 63.5% 18.8%
Bart, Joey 741 2 48.3% 14.3% 51.9% 25% 55.6% 68.8% 35.5% 54.5% 28.2%
Pérez, Roberto 541 1 49.4% 18.9% 44.8% 33.3% 55.7% 71% 33.3% 55.5% 22%
Garver, Mitch 451 1 47.2% 11.8% 51.4% 8.7% 63.3% 62.9% 27.8% 53.6% 25%
Zunino, Mike 687 1 48.2% 9.1% 52.3% 30.4% 53.7% 72.7% 41.7% 53.8% 26.2%
Herrera, Jose 433 1 47.1% 29.4% 32.7% 38.2% 57.8% 78% 30.8% 42.9% 20%
Barnes, Austin 433 1 49.2% 12.9% 44.7% 14.8% 64.3% 68.4% 30.2% 64.3% 34.6%
Garcia, Aramis 463 1 49% 24% 52.3% 29.4% 74.7% 56.8% 48.7% 47.8% 18%
McGuire, Reese 657 1 47.2% 30% 54.2% 27.9% 67% 63.1% 19.2% 46% 24.7%
Kelly, Carson 454 1 50% 27.6% 50% 16.7% 64.5% 61.9% 52% 57.1% 17.8%
Varsho, Daulton 458 1 46.5% 13.3% 40.5% 12% 52.3% 63.6% 34.8% 50% 27.5%
McCann, James 463 1 51% 8% 41% 6.3% 48.6% 75% 27.3% 66.3% 34.9%
Bemboom, Anthony 498 1 47.6% 13.9% 21.8% 13.3% 68.9% 55.3% 39.5% 60.4% 35.5%
Nido, Tomás 578 1 49.5% 13.9% 32.1% 25% 60.5% 73.6% 36.1% 56.3% 31.5%
Henry, Payton 327 0 45% 13.8% 41% 11.1% 70.4% 47.4% 28% 56.7% 13.3%
Gomes, Yan 470 0 49.1% 26.1% 47.1% 16% 70.1% 58.8% 38.6% 52.8% 9.8%
Raleigh, Cal 451 0 47.7% 9.8% 39.7% 20% 63.8% 70.9% 28% 56.9% 31%
Casali, Curt 477 0 48.2% 21.7% 47.8% 21.1% 53.7% 60.4% 27% 58.4% 30%
Hedges, Austin 763 0 48.5% 20.3% 31.6% 23.9% 69.1% 70.3% 37.8% 53.9% 28.9%
Heineman, Tyler 269 0 40.1% 4.8% 37.9% 11.1% 61% 41.8% 31.6% 55.9% 25.9%
Realmuto, J.T. 1122 0 47.2% 18.7% 36.4% 27.3% 63.5% 62.6% 38.7% 51.1% 24.6%
Stephenson, Tyler 839 0 46% 14.5% 43.6% 22.7% 64% 59.9% 34.7% 48.3% 29.2%
Plawecki, Kevin 396 0 48.2% 19% 44.4% 28.6% 61.8% 68.8% 33.3% 49.4% 24.4%
Murphy, Tom 322 0 45% 23.1% 48.9% 17.6% 64.1% 71.7% 10.5% 32.7% 33.3%
Alfaro, Jorge 561 0 46.7% 16.7% 43.6% 15.6% 51.2% 76.5% 20.9% 60.4% 21.4%
Higashioka, Kyle 605 0 46.3% 8.3% 41.2% 16.7% 72.5% 59% 30% 56.7% 30.3%
Narváez, Omar 844 0 47.2% 13.9% 38.6% 23.1% 61.1% 65.1% 42.1% 53.2% 18.4%
Sánchez, Gary 507 0 46.7% 25% 44.9% 17.1% 59.3% 65.7% 25% 53.1% 30.8%
Stassi, Max 534 0 47.6% 21.6% 40% 11.5% 63.6% 56.8% 31.4% 57.6% 32.1%
Suzuki, Kurt 376 0 44.7% 12% 46.8% 20% 68.3% 49.2% 25.6% 57.7% 30.8%
Caratini, Victor 509 0 50.1% 12% 36.4% 20% 55.2% 64.8% 36.4% 64.5% 39.4%
Jansen, Danny 308 -1 38.3% 3.8% 38.9% 4.5% 57.3% 64.4% 28% 32.1% 21.7%
Perez, Michael 391 -1 45.3% 23.7% 51% 18.8% 54.5% 55.2% 28.6% 56.3% 8%
Vázquez, Christian 853 -1 43.4% 19.2% 50.4% 28.3% 60.9% 62.4% 17.3% 42.1% 16.9%
Ruiz, Keibert 1100 -1 45.8% 23.5% 48.1% 23.6% 72.4% 58.2% 31.2% 42.2% 11.7%
Stubbs, Garrett 286 -1 42.3% 18.8% 22.9% 6.7% 60.7% 53.1% 33.3% 55.4% 21.9%
Mejía, Francisco 390 -1 42.8% 28.6% 42.4% 16% 50.7% 64.9% 31.3% 47.5% 20.6%
Barnhart, Tucker 830 -1 48% 10.6% 40.2% 14.9% 63.9% 68.8% 17.2% 55.6% 36.1%
Nola, Austin 787 -1 47.5% 21.2% 34.7% 14.3% 60.7% 64.1% 33.8% 57.5% 29.6%
Haase, Eric 301 -1 42.5% 10.7% 50% 42.9% 54.2% 48.9% 26.7% 55.1% 11.8%
Castro, Jason 362 -1 41.7% 30% 41% 17.2% 73.5% 58.4% 33.3% 30% 13.3%
Díaz, Elias 900 -1 43.2% 18.8% 54.2% 20.5% 58.9% 55.3% 28.2% 39.9% 20.9%
Smith, Will 762 -1 45.8% 20.7% 43.4% 27.3% 55.3% 66.5% 22.2% 53.7% 18.8%
Torrens, Luis 463 -1 42.5% 15.4% 53.7% 7.1% 61.9% 55.7% 17.6% 47.2% 10.3%
Knizner, Andrew 615 -1 40.7% 20% 45.2% 11.1% 54.6% 65.1% 20% 32.2% 24%
Maldonado, Martín 870 -1 44.9% 17.9% 52.9% 18.6% 65.1% 62.6% 19.6% 41.7% 17.1%
Knapp, Andrew 321 -1 42.4% 22.2% 40% 14.3% 52.9% 55.1% 23.5% 53.8% 20%
Nuñez, Dom 269 -1 43.1% 28.6% 45% 16.7% 54.8% 58.3% 30.8% 52.7% 6.7%
Perez, Salvador 644 -1 46% 23.9% 62% 24.4% 63.7% 67.7% 29.2% 35% 18.3%
Melendez, MJ 436 -2 40.8% 8% 34.5% 5.9% 55.9% 58.4% 42.4% 40.2% 24.5%
Adams, Riley 416 -2 41.1% 21.7% 54.9% 37.9% 61.3% 43.9% 20% 37.8% 6.7%
Contreras, Willson 804 -2 42.9% 11.3% 57.3% 25% 60% 52.9% 37.7% 37.9% 21.9%
Stallings, Jacob 920 -3 44.9% 11.5% 37.5% 21.2% 55.6% 55.2% 24.7% 59% 26.5%
Chirinos, Robinson 773 -6 38.3% 6.6% 37.8% 19.4% 55% 53.4% 33.3% 47.2% 11.6%