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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
Heim, Jonah 303 1 54.1% 21.7% 60.5% 26.3% 61.5% 80.6% 38.9% 56.7% 36.4%
Campusano, Luis 275 0 52% 5.3% 40.7% 15.4% 63% 76.8% 29.6% 60.8% 46.4%
Zunino, Mike 490 1 51.8% 18.5% 61.5% 28% 59.6% 69.5% 26.7% 58.2% 22%
Maldonado, Martín 610 2 51.6% 17.7% 35.8% 16.7% 72.6% 76.4% 37.5% 64.9% 20.7%
Higashioka, Kyle 334 1 51.5% 19.2% 41.7% 4.3% 75% 63.9% 60% 61.5% 40%
Narváez, Omar 559 1 51.3% 14.3% 46.5% 18.8% 67.7% 76.1% 37.2% 49.1% 25%
Castro, Jason 330 1 50.9% 20.6% 42.6% 33.3% 70.1% 75% 50% 48.7% 21.2%
Vázquez, Christian 730 1 50.7% 23.5% 58.6% 34.3% 68% 64.2% 31.7% 51.1% 27%
Stassi, Max 318 0 50.6% 11.5% 23.7% 21.4% 60% 76.2% 60% 60% 29.6%
Casali, Curt 329 0 50.2% 9.1% 27.8% 11.1% 70% 54.5% 55.2% 56.1% 40.6%
Perez, Michael 217 0 50.2% 26.1% 68.8% 41.7% 66.7% 57.1% 22.2% 60% 15.4%
Jeffers, Ryan 265 0 50.2% 15.8% 42.3% 0% 66% 66% 52.6% 55.2% 29%
Stephenson, Tyler 337 0 49.9% 11.5% 48.5% 30% 69.7% 70.8% 31.3% 46.2% 25%
Grandal, Yasmani 531 0 49.9% 12.9% 61.4% 17.2% 67.5% 70.3% 34.1% 52.8% 18.8%
Garcia, Aramis 328 0 49.7% 16.7% 40.7% 25% 69.2% 64.6% 18.2% 54.7% 36.4%
Smith, Will 593 1 49.6% 26.7% 45.3% 21.2% 64.3% 73.3% 16.1% 50.4% 27%
Jansen, Danny 552 0 49.5% 23.7% 37% 3.2% 66.4% 66.7% 42.6% 59.6% 19.4%
Trevino, Jose 639 2 49.3% 6.5% 51.4% 21.4% 63.5% 72.2% 33.3% 49.2% 37.9%
Caratini, Victor 686 0 49.3% 26.1% 42.6% 14.7% 61.7% 72.5% 23.5% 46.4% 49.4%
Alfaro, Jorge 254 0 49.2% 23.8% 45.9% 37.5% 60% 57.7% 41.7% 58.5% 26.9%
Knapp, Andrew 212 0 49.1% 0% 50% 28.6% 68.1% 65.8% 40% 50% 14.3%
Piña, Manny 214 0 49.1% 10% 61.9% 0% 66.7% 61.2% 20% 64.6% 25%
Stallings, Jacob 652 0 48.8% 12.2% 39.6% 15.2% 63.8% 71.9% 28% 57.9% 29.5%
Barnhart, Tucker 600 1 48.7% 8.7% 44.9% 23.1% 61.9% 71.8% 34.8% 46.9% 23.9%
Wallach, Chad 326 0 48.2% 25.9% 45.7% 0% 67.2% 64% 34.4% 49.3% 35.3%
Garver, Mitch 465 0 48.2% 8.3% 51.9% 33.3% 57.1% 64.3% 32.4% 55.7% 28.3%
Kirk, Alejandro 331 0 48% 24% 34.4% 13.3% 57.7% 50% 47.8% 64.7% 36.1%
d'Arnaud, Travis 594 0 47.8% 12.8% 43.9% 15.6% 61.5% 74.3% 32.6% 52.5% 27.8%
Ramos, Wilson 621 -1 47.7% 15.6% 59.1% 34.3% 61.4% 71.4% 37.9% 33.6% 16.9%
Murphy, Sean 577 0 47.5% 20.9% 49.3% 23.7% 63.2% 73.6% 20% 48.6% 24.2%
Pérez, Roberto 506 -1 47.2% 11.3% 56% 22.2% 64.7% 71.9% 24% 43% 28.8%
Nuñez, Dom 584 0 47.1% 14.6% 34% 7.7% 68% 63.6% 42.9% 54.3% 20.8%
Murphy, Tom 459 -1 47.1% 25% 42.4% 22.2% 67.9% 69.8% 38.3% 54.7% 13.7%
Posey, Buster 546 0 46.7% 6.5% 46.6% 15.2% 63.9% 63.6% 32.1% 53.7% 23.6%
Greiner, Grayson 274 0 46.7% 45% 46.3% 37.5% 59.6% 67.2% 21.1% 38.9% 12.5%
Molina, Yadier 547 0 46.6% 28.9% 52.7% 31.6% 72% 55% 27% 36% 38.7%
Realmuto, J.T. 756 0 46.4% 14.3% 28.4% 6.8% 75.2% 52.3% 43.1% 57% 25.3%
Barnes, Austin 338 -1 46.4% 5% 30.4% 14.3% 66.7% 54.9% 33.3% 62.4% 24%
McCann, James 551 -1 46.3% 3.3% 28.3% 4.3% 59% 72.1% 33.3% 50% 33.3%
Vogt, Stephen 351 0 46.2% 16.7% 53.1% 15.8% 57.8% 65.5% 35.7% 39.5% 31%
Perez, Salvador 815 -1 46.1% 28.1% 51.7% 23.6% 67.9% 58.7% 31.4% 39.9% 19.2%
Avila, Alex 175 0 45.7% 15.4% 29.4% 42.9% 66.7% 51.9% 64.3% 55% 12.5%
Torrens, Luis 482 -1 45.6% 20.5% 36.4% 15% 63.8% 61.2% 31.6% 55.6% 17.9%
Plawecki, Kevin 259 0 45.2% 28.6% 48.5% 10% 79.5% 59.6% 16.7% 42.6% 8.6%
Kelly, Carson 619 0 45.2% 14.8% 40.3% 12.9% 65.4% 66.2% 40.7% 41.1% 19.4%
Contreras, Willson 754 0 45.1% 15.9% 40.2% 13.3% 64.1% 63.6% 29.5% 52.1% 17.7%
Sánchez, Gary 515 -1 45% 16.2% 32.6% 18.2% 72.3% 72.3% 23.3% 44.7% 37.5%
Gomes, Yan 491 -1 44.4% 12.5% 41.5% 13.3% 68% 56% 21.6% 48.9% 25.8%
León, Sandy 242 0 44.2% 27.3% 64% 26.7% 52.9% 67.5% 28% 38% 16%
Díaz, Elias 421 0 44.2% 37% 40.4% 35% 55.6% 68.7% 32.1% 43.2% 13.7%
Jackson, Alex 195 0 44.1% 11.1% 33.3% 13.6% 53.6% 74.2% 43.8% 47.8% 36.4%
Suzuki, Kurt 509 -1 44% 8.8% 39.3% 6.5% 64.4% 68.4% 18.2% 47.6% 16.7%
Mejía, Francisco 435 -1 43.7% 17.1% 45.8% 27.3% 55.4% 60.8% 22.7% 46.2% 17.5%
Collins, Zack 256 -1 43.4% 6.3% 60% 30.4% 79.5% 50% 14.3% 34% 16%
Hedges, Austin 294 0 42.5% 16.2% 35.9% 19% 70.8% 61.7% 35.3% 46.5% 13.8%
Sisco, Chance 288 -1 42.4% 14.3% 50% 22.7% 69.2% 49.3% 25% 45.5% 32.4%
Knizner, Andrew 411 -1 42.3% 23.5% 48.4% 30.4% 59.1% 63.5% 20.6% 34.7% 23.3%
Severino, Pedro 659 -3 40.7% 16.3% 37.3% 14.6% 71.8% 54.4% 16.7% 39.3% 17.7%