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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
Nido, Tomás 1146 4 53.5% 20.3% 50.4% 26.2% 64.7% 80% 42.4% 50.8% 36.4%
Heim, Jonah 1994 8 52% 19.8% 59.5% 33.6% 65.4% 74% 33.1% 50.4% 26.1%
Trevino, Jose 2378 8 51.8% 18.3% 57.8% 27.5% 65.5% 70% 37.5% 53.4% 30.9%
Zunino, Mike 2706 6 51.6% 18.8% 56% 29.4% 56.4% 70% 27.1% 56.7% 34.2%
Garver, Mitch 1398 3 50.5% 14.9% 51% 33.8% 67.8% 69.4% 34.7% 51.9% 26.2%
León, Sandy 1352 0 50.3% 32.6% 59.7% 32.9% 59.8% 68.6% 35.3% 48.4% 18.8%
Gallagher, Cam 1032 1 50.2% 12.5% 53.1% 17.6% 67.5% 64.4% 38.9% 56.1% 32.6%
Stassi, Max 2375 5 49.9% 22.1% 41.8% 19.7% 59.2% 75.6% 36% 55.2% 34.7%
Higashioka, Kyle 1635 3 49.8% 17.8% 46.2% 10.6% 67.1% 67.9% 43.8% 52% 33.3%
Barnes, Austin 1365 1 49.8% 10.5% 33.2% 15.9% 72.2% 63.3% 35% 61% 35.9%
Murphy, Sean 2879 8 49.6% 19.9% 48.5% 20.8% 63.3% 68.9% 31.8% 55.4% 26.6%
Casali, Curt 1575 1 49.4% 11.4% 33.3% 10% 65.9% 62.1% 41.2% 59% 28.6%
Barnhart, Tucker 2999 5 49.4% 23% 45.3% 22.6% 65.1% 68.1% 34.9% 50.8% 28.6%
Narváez, Omar 2984 10 49.2% 14.4% 47.9% 23.1% 65.5% 70.7% 34.7% 48.4% 27.7%
Jeffers, Ryan 2061 1 49.2% 21.9% 42.5% 22.5% 65.7% 67.8% 43.8% 55.1% 23.3%
Nola, Austin 1392 2 49.2% 13.6% 45.5% 21.3% 59.5% 68.6% 38% 57.3% 27.4%
Posey, Buster 2890 5 49.1% 23.9% 51.3% 23.2% 68.2% 62% 34.3% 52.3% 19%
Contreras, Willson 3162 -1 49% 21% 55.8% 28.1% 65.7% 64.5% 28.1% 50% 19.5%
Piña, Manny 1466 3 49% 15.2% 54.3% 25% 53.6% 70.8% 34.1% 56.5% 27%
Vázquez, Christian 3794 1 48.9% 23.8% 55% 30.8% 66.6% 65.7% 24.7% 48.7% 23.4%
McGuire, Reese 1732 4 48.8% 28.7% 48.5% 20.2% 67% 62.3% 32.3% 50.5% 25%
Maldonado, Martín 3566 -1 48.7% 18.3% 46.9% 19.7% 64.4% 66.6% 36.2% 52.8% 27%
Realmuto, J.T. 3341 4 48.6% 20.9% 44.9% 12.1% 69.4% 60.8% 38.8% 51.3% 27.3%
Smith, Will 3292 0 48.6% 22% 44.9% 18.9% 64% 67.2% 27.1% 52.9% 30.3%
Jansen, Danny 1688 1 48.6% 29.3% 41.9% 11.3% 69.8% 60.9% 34.7% 52.1% 27.6%
Pérez, Roberto 1112 0 48.5% 21.2% 55.6% 27.1% 65.2% 70.5% 26.5% 48% 25.2%
Alfaro, Jorge 1577 0 48.4% 29.5% 58.9% 30.8% 64.1% 58.4% 28% 49.4% 20%
Molina, Yadier 3467 -3 48.4% 24.5% 58.7% 31.3% 63.9% 68.3% 32% 40.5% 24.6%
Stephenson, Tyler 2004 -1 48.4% 17.7% 44.8% 23.9% 66.9% 65.5% 29.4% 49.1% 29.6%
Grandal, Yasmani 2107 1 48.3% 16.3% 53.7% 23.8% 63.9% 67.1% 35.8% 49.7% 25.4%
Kelly, Carson 2446 0 48.2% 23.9% 49.4% 23.3% 62.4% 63.6% 35.2% 49.1% 25.6%
Knapp, Andrew 1111 0 48.2% 11.1% 46.4% 17.4% 64.7% 66.1% 40% 47.8% 26.5%
Stallings, Jacob 2983 2 48% 15% 45.4% 20.9% 61.4% 68.1% 28.7% 56.4% 30.2%
McCann, James 2604 -3 47.9% 12% 48.2% 17.2% 56.4% 73.6% 24.5% 51.6% 29.9%
Castro, Jason 1162 -1 47.8% 15.4% 45.3% 30.3% 65% 69.1% 30.8% 52.9% 23.1%
Raleigh, Cal 1057 2 47.7% 30.2% 54.8% 28.1% 63.1% 61.1% 36.7% 44.9% 14.4%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1617 2 47.6% 18% 52.4% 18.9% 56.3% 65.3% 40.8% 51.5% 29.4%
Varsho, Daulton 1070 -1 47.5% 20.8% 47.8% 23.4% 66.7% 62.6% 38.6% 49.2% 15.6%
Hedges, Austin 2353 0 47.2% 19.4% 48.7% 26% 61.1% 66.9% 39.3% 47.6% 23.5%
Kirk, Alejandro 1056 -1 47.2% 21.8% 37.2% 17.6% 56.3% 56.2% 41% 61.7% 27.9%
Díaz, Elias 2629 2 47.1% 30.3% 42.5% 26.4% 73% 53.9% 43.4% 48.3% 14.4%
Nuñez, Dom 2149 0 47.1% 17.8% 35.6% 14.1% 67% 61.3% 44.4% 56.1% 21.7%
Murphy, Tom 2282 -1 47.1% 23.8% 46% 15% 70.4% 62.1% 32.3% 52.1% 18.9%
Plawecki, Kevin 1136 1 47% 30.1% 49.3% 13.7% 71.7% 60% 21.7% 49.5% 15.8%
Vogt, Stephen 1691 1 46.9% 13.7% 49.7% 30% 59.3% 72.1% 29.7% 40.5% 26.9%
Gomes, Yan 2615 0 46.9% 20.9% 47.7% 18.7% 69.9% 59.7% 29.7% 44.1% 26%
Caratini, Victor 2816 -3 46.2% 16.1% 40.9% 15.6% 55.8% 67.3% 33.1% 48.8% 33.1%
Perez, Michael 1642 -2 46% 14.5% 58.1% 29.5% 63.7% 62.7% 27.4% 43.2% 14.9%
Sánchez, Gary 2808 -6 45.8% 21.5% 44.3% 14.4% 64.4% 70.2% 23% 45.8% 29%
Suzuki, Kurt 1964 -5 45.3% 19% 40.7% 16.5% 64.3% 67.3% 28% 45.6% 19.8%
Contreras, William 1321 -2 45.1% 19% 40.9% 21% 58.3% 56.5% 29.5% 53.2% 26.2%
Perez, Salvador 3576 -19 44.7% 25.7% 54% 28% 65.3% 59.9% 28.3% 35.9% 19.2%
Mejía, Francisco 1706 -5 44.7% 14% 47.4% 19.3% 60% 64.8% 23.7% 46% 23.6%
Haase, Eric 1766 -6 44.7% 21.1% 42.8% 16% 63.2% 63.9% 28.7% 42.5% 17.9%
Rogers, Jake 1003 -3 44.4% 14.1% 46.6% 17.2% 58.7% 62.4% 26.2% 51.8% 22.3%
Severino, Pedro 3134 -10 43.7% 17.4% 47.7% 18.4% 63.7% 59.6% 26.9% 45.5% 19%
Knizner, Andrew 1388 -4 43.7% 22.5% 44.6% 28.8% 57.5% 71% 27.3% 35.1% 22.1%
Wynns, Austin 1305 -5 42.9% 19.3% 50.7% 18.2% 65.4% 57% 24.7% 36.8% 14.3%
Collins, Zack 1711 -10 41.2% 21.9% 52.2% 19.4% 70.9% 48.8% 19.6% 35.6% 13.9%