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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 1254 7 53% 14.3% 59.3% 26.3% 66.3% 72.9% 38.2% 57.7% 27.4%
Nido, Tomás 784 2 52.6% 17% 42% 16.7% 62.7% 83.5% 40.6% 51.7% 37.8%
Zunino, Mike 1582 6 52.3% 19.3% 59.4% 31.9% 55.7% 72.9% 26.9% 54.5% 31.4%
Higashioka, Kyle 810 2 51.9% 21.2% 43.3% 8.9% 69.4% 67.3% 46.3% 57.2% 41.4%
Trevino, Jose 1421 5 51.8% 17% 56.1% 26.1% 64.8% 73.7% 35.8% 53.1% 32.6%
Rortvedt, Ben 652 1 50.8% 9.1% 36.2% 14.7% 61.1% 69.1% 44.4% 63% 41.7%
Murphy, Sean 2005 9 50.8% 21.5% 48.5% 22.5% 65.5% 72% 33.8% 54.7% 27.4%
Barnes, Austin 967 1 50.3% 11.7% 32.4% 19.4% 73% 64.3% 33.8% 61.6% 40%
Smith, Kevan 606 1 50.2% 15.6% 58.9% 36.4% 67% 67.9% 35.9% 37.6% 33.9%
Piña, Manny 838 3 50.1% 9.1% 43.2% 16.7% 56.6% 72.6% 38.9% 61.1% 29.1%
León, Sandy 1057 0 50% 33.8% 61.7% 30.6% 56.7% 71.1% 32.9% 46.4% 20.4%
Garcia, Aramis 734 2 49.9% 19.5% 45.9% 22.9% 65.1% 68.5% 26.8% 55.3% 32.9%
Casali, Curt 962 1 49.4% 12.7% 33.7% 7.3% 66.3% 62.2% 43.4% 55.3% 36.5%
Maldonado, Martín 2079 2 49.4% 16.9% 45.7% 19.8% 66% 67.7% 37.3% 56.4% 24.9%
Vázquez, Christian 2439 1 49.3% 23.5% 54.3% 31.7% 69.3% 64.2% 26.4% 50.5% 23.1%
Stassi, Max 1201 1 49.3% 19.4% 37.6% 19.7% 54.2% 80.4% 41.2% 49.2% 39.3%
Posey, Buster 1662 3 49.3% 26.2% 51.5% 22.8% 69.8% 63.9% 29.9% 51.8% 20.1%
Realmuto, J.T. 2030 3 49.2% 15.1% 44.1% 9.2% 71.3% 61.4% 39.9% 52.4% 26.9%
Garver, Mitch 868 1 49.2% 5.6% 51.2% 30.6% 66.3% 68.6% 31.9% 54.2% 24.3%
Barnhart, Tucker 1905 2 49.1% 24.2% 41.5% 21.7% 69.4% 66.5% 33.3% 50.6% 28.1%
Narváez, Omar 1871 5 49.1% 14.8% 47.4% 22.4% 65.7% 72.1% 35.3% 47.2% 26%
Contreras, Willson 2398 1 49% 15.7% 53.2% 25.7% 64.6% 65.7% 30.1% 51.6% 21.6%
Alfaro, Jorge 1237 2 48.9% 28.3% 57.1% 33.3% 63.3% 62.8% 31.5% 49.8% 20.3%
Pérez, Roberto 762 0 48.8% 20.3% 59.7% 28.3% 65.9% 72.3% 25% 40.9% 26%
Castro, Jason 754 -1 48.5% 19.2% 46.4% 30.6% 68.9% 67.8% 38.1% 48.8% 23.5%
Jeffers, Ryan 1094 1 48.4% 22.2% 41.9% 22% 66.8% 66.8% 48.1% 48.4% 24%
Grandal, Yasmani 1351 1 48.3% 17.4% 57.1% 22.1% 63.5% 67.9% 34% 48.3% 24.6%
McCann, James 1739 -2 48.2% 10.7% 44.4% 16% 56.2% 75.1% 28.7% 52.5% 30.6%
Hedges, Austin 1358 1 48% 20.3% 50% 29.6% 62.9% 66.4% 41% 49.5% 22.6%
Ramos, Wilson 644 0 48% 15.6% 59.7% 33.3% 62.6% 71.6% 37.9% 33.3% 16.4%
Knapp, Andrew 820 0 48% 8.5% 38.6% 18.2% 65.5% 65.3% 42.6% 51.6% 26.3%
Molina, Yadier 2279 -4 47.8% 25.4% 56.4% 30.3% 65% 65% 33.6% 41.2% 24.9%
d'Arnaud, Travis 594 0 47.8% 12.8% 43.9% 15.6% 61.5% 74.3% 32.6% 52.5% 27.8%
Perez, Michael 929 0 47.7% 20% 58.5% 42.9% 64.6% 63.5% 25.6% 45.7% 15.5%
Smith, Will 1940 0 47.7% 17.9% 45.2% 15.3% 64.5% 67.9% 24.8% 50.2% 30.9%
Stephenson, Tyler 1233 -1 47.6% 17.8% 43.9% 23.3% 67.9% 62.1% 28.4% 50.8% 29.8%
Stallings, Jacob 1957 0 47.6% 15.6% 40.8% 21.9% 61.3% 68.4% 31.5% 53.9% 32.7%
Kelly, Carson 1284 -1 47.2% 22.1% 45% 20.6% 65.9% 65.3% 40% 43.6% 22.2%
Jansen, Danny 1196 -2 47.2% 29.7% 38.2% 7.9% 66.9% 61.2% 35.4% 55% 22.2%
Murphy, Tom 1428 -2 47.1% 18.1% 42.2% 12% 71.3% 63.6% 35.2% 54.4% 20.3%
Nuñez, Dom 1501 0 46.9% 14.9% 33.7% 11.1% 64.2% 61.4% 45.7% 57.1% 19.2%
McGuire, Reese 1039 1 46.5% 29.7% 48.5% 18.8% 64.6% 61.1% 25.7% 46.5% 22.2%
Gomes, Yan 1752 -2 46.5% 20.2% 46.1% 17.4% 69.1% 59.1% 25.8% 46.2% 26.2%
Sánchez, Gary 1851 -2 46.4% 23.4% 44.4% 13.6% 63.8% 71.5% 25.2% 46.8% 31%
Caratini, Victor 1967 -1 46.3% 18.1% 45% 16.3% 57.7% 65.3% 29.8% 46.3% 34.6%
Díaz, Elias 1481 1 46.2% 29.6% 44% 26.6% 70.1% 51.1% 42.7% 50.2% 15.3%
Vogt, Stephen 1204 0 46.1% 13.3% 49.2% 21.3% 59.2% 70.1% 29.9% 41.4% 28.3%
Haase, Eric 789 -1 45.6% 22.4% 41.3% 28.9% 60.1% 66% 32.8% 48.1% 14.1%
Mejía, Francisco 1054 -3 45.6% 17.1% 49.7% 25% 61.8% 64.5% 22.2% 45.3% 23.1%
Rogers, Jake 1003 -2 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.4% 26.2% 51.8% 22.3%
Perez, Salvador 2338 -11 44.3% 23.8% 52.1% 24.5% 64.4% 59.4% 26.9% 39.3% 19.9%
Contreras, William 1153 -2 44.2% 20.6% 40.4% 18.2% 58% 54.2% 28.9% 51.8% 26.4%
Rivera, René 696 -2 44.1% 13.6% 47.1% 15.2% 62.4% 55.7% 31.8% 48.9% 20.6%
Torrens, Luis 961 -3 43.7% 16.4% 39% 17.4% 62.3% 60.3% 26.2% 47% 16.2%
Severino, Pedro 1902 -6 43% 15.2% 47% 16% 64.3% 59.7% 23.2% 45% 18.3%
Suzuki, Kurt 1234 -5 42.9% 9.3% 40.8% 9.1% 61.2% 64.3% 23.9% 47.4% 18.3%
Knizner, Andrew 853 -2 42.9% 27.6% 48.3% 24.2% 58.3% 68.2% 22.4% 32.9% 19.2%
Avila, Alex 614 -3 41.5% 10.4% 40.7% 14.8% 58% 53.4% 42.6% 51.6% 13.7%
Collins, Zack 1221 -6 41.3% 25.8% 52.4% 21.7% 72.7% 44.6% 23.5% 35% 11.4%