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
Trevino, Jose 1783 10 53.8% 19.4% 40.2% 23.8% 71.4% 68.3% 42.8% 63.7% 31.9%
Murphy, Sean 2381 7 49.3% 22% 46.6% 21.2% 57.6% 68.4% 31% 55.5% 34%
Heim, Jonah 2175 7 51.8% 28.4% 59.2% 22% 67% 69.9% 36.8% 47.8% 27.1%
Kirk, Alejandro 1415 5 49.5% 22.1% 44.6% 13.2% 70.5% 58.8% 39.6% 58.1% 18%
Kelly, Carson 1496 5 49.2% 22.4% 47% 16.5% 63% 59.3% 42.2% 56.4% 25.3%
d'Arnaud, Travis 1912 5 47.6% 20.5% 38.7% 25.5% 63.5% 60.6% 41.7% 55.9% 21.3%
Molina, Yadier 1400 5 49.3% 32% 57.1% 31.3% 62.4% 64.6% 27.5% 42.9% 27.2%
Barnes, Austin 986 4 50.8% 13.3% 46.1% 12.7% 54.2% 72% 41.3% 63% 37.3%
Hedges, Austin 1714 3 49.8% 16.8% 42.4% 25% 69.7% 67.1% 37.5% 56.8% 29.7%
Grandal, Yasmani 1150 3 48.6% 12.7% 60.4% 38% 64.3% 68.2% 17.2% 48.4% 21.7%
Zavala, Seby 812 3 52.6% 26.3% 55% 41.5% 64.5% 69.3% 34.2% 55.4% 26.9%
Jeffers, Ryan 1435 3 48.2% 20.1% 56.4% 17.2% 64.8% 67.2% 25.9% 46.9% 27.7%
Narváez, Omar 1708 3 49.4% 16.9% 44.6% 19.8% 65.2% 66.3% 37.3% 55% 24.7%
Nido, Tomás 1761 3 49.9% 17.4% 47.2% 27% 59.1% 70.4% 32.3% 56.2% 31.9%
Rutschman, Adley 1439 3 50% 27% 54.1% 25.7% 68.3% 63.8% 39.5% 54.7% 21%
Stassi, Max 1913 2 46.8% 26.9% 43.5% 19.1% 66.6% 56.6% 32.9% 53.9% 21%
Raleigh, Cal 1894 2 47.1% 19.9% 51.8% 24.6% 64.7% 59.8% 22.7% 55.6% 25.7%
Higashioka, Kyle 1350 2 47.1% 8.9% 41.1% 14.7% 70.1% 58.2% 36.7% 59.2% 27.7%
Garcia, Aramis 1075 2 49.1% 17.3% 50% 21.6% 71% 63.5% 46.2% 48.5% 23.2%
Serven, Brian 992 2 49.5% 11.6% 55.2% 33.3% 58.1% 68.3% 37% 53.8% 26.9%
Caratini, Victor 1612 2 48.6% 15.2% 51.2% 16.7% 54.3% 69.1% 38.3% 53.8% 33.3%
Heineman, Tyler 1015 1 46.5% 10% 44% 23.7% 61.1% 59.8% 36.7% 54% 27.1%
McCann, James 802 1 48.5% 13.6% 48.6% 14.6% 44.8% 70.7% 22.7% 60.8% 34.3%
Zunino, Mike 843 1 48.4% 8.9% 50.3% 30% 55.5% 72% 41.7% 56% 26.3%
Bart, Joey 1561 1 47.2% 15.5% 50% 18.6% 58.7% 68.4% 28.1% 50% 27.8%
Gomes, Yan 1282 1 47.4% 22.7% 56% 12.7% 68.5% 54.8% 38.4% 50.2% 16.1%
Contreras, Willson 1687 1 46.2% 16.8% 58.6% 25.8% 65.4% 53.8% 33.5% 42.7% 23.6%
McGuire, Reese 1462 1 46.5% 34.2% 54.7% 25% 69.8% 62.1% 18.7% 44.5% 19.9%
Herrera, Jose 1194 0 46.6% 26.8% 38.5% 26.1% 61.4% 69.9% 30.2% 40.8% 24.1%
Alfaro, Jorge 1534 0 46.9% 15.5% 47.2% 31.8% 54.7% 70.4% 21.2% 50.4% 24.4%
Barnhart, Tucker 1873 0 48.3% 18.8% 40.3% 21.3% 63.6% 67.2% 23% 57.2% 26%
Papierski, Michael 808 0 44.9% 25.5% 46.7% 25.9% 55% 64.2% 14.9% 52.8% 22.8%
Plawecki, Kevin 1125 0 48% 18.8% 53.3% 30.8% 61% 66.3% 28.2% 50% 17.7%
Sánchez, Gary 1550 0 46.6% 25.4% 45.2% 18% 59.6% 63.8% 31.1% 55.2% 26.8%
Wynns, Austin 702 0 45.9% 15% 42.9% 17.8% 64.1% 61.6% 18.4% 49.3% 24.1%
Smith, Will 2077 -1 47.7% 18.4% 42.7% 21.6% 59.7% 70.1% 21.4% 54.6% 26.2%
Realmuto, J.T. 2615 -1 48.2% 18.5% 41.5% 19.5% 68.1% 62.5% 36.1% 51.4% 24.3%
Jansen, Danny 863 -1 43.2% 14.3% 46.9% 4.5% 67.2% 58.9% 29.5% 38.5% 15.9%
Maile, Luke 1021 -1 43.7% 23.1% 50% 21% 63.5% 58.9% 18.5% 41.8% 20.6%
Fortes, Nick 826 -1 48.8% 25% 51.1% 35.1% 60.5% 72.7% 23% 50% 24.2%
Vázquez, Christian 2275 -2 46.8% 21% 55.3% 25% 61.8% 62.2% 29% 48.1% 21.6%
Casali, Curt 989 -2 45.9% 17% 43.6% 17% 58.3% 59.6% 24.6% 53.1% 23.1%
Haase, Eric 1297 -2 45.4% 17% 47.5% 26.5% 64.1% 56.1% 31.6% 51.7% 17.6%
Stephenson, Tyler 1359 -2 45.1% 16.8% 44.4% 21.3% 61.9% 63.2% 29.9% 44.6% 26.2%
Knizner, Andrew 1785 -2 44.3% 18.8% 46.6% 20.8% 55.9% 66% 24.3% 42.1% 22.4%
Ruiz, Keibert 2621 -3 45.9% 22.8% 51.8% 26.5% 69.8% 56.3% 32.8% 43% 14.4%
Torrens, Luis 856 -3 42.5% 17.9% 48.2% 13.5% 63.3% 54% 23% 44.6% 19.5%
Perez, Michael 1072 -3 43.7% 23.8% 42.9% 15.8% 56.7% 55.4% 34.2% 49.8% 21%
Maldonado, Martín 2239 -3 46.4% 23.3% 54.6% 26.8% 67.1% 59.4% 29.7% 45.5% 17.7%
Díaz, Elias 2202 -3 44.1% 21.4% 52.1% 17% 64.9% 52.1% 30.5% 41.2% 19%
Contreras, William 1249 -3 43.6% 18.4% 48.9% 25% 56.3% 64.5% 26.2% 43.4% 17.2%
Suzuki, Kurt 955 -3 43.5% 13.6% 45.8% 12.9% 64.7% 52.6% 27.7% 51.7% 21.3%
Stubbs, Garrett 717 -3 43.5% 19% 36.9% 16% 59.9% 50% 34% 53.5% 21.1%
Mejía, Francisco 1343 -3 45.1% 18.3% 49.3% 18.9% 58.3% 58.1% 37.6% 52.6% 23.6%
Adams, Riley 754 -4 40.7% 18.8% 49.6% 31.3% 58.8% 52.1% 31.1% 37.9% 11.2%
Perez, Salvador 1394 -5 43.1% 18.1% 52.8% 18.8% 61% 59.3% 27.5% 39.6% 18.8%
Nola, Austin 1962 -5 46.6% 23.4% 44.4% 21% 58.3% 64.5% 29.9% 51.1% 25.2%
Stallings, Jacob 2211 -6 45.8% 16% 43% 16.8% 56% 57.4% 30.1% 56.3% 26.7%
Melendez, MJ 1599 -9 41.4% 9.8% 36.5% 10.6% 56.3% 59.4% 29.7% 45.8% 22.2%
Chirinos, Robinson 1435 -11 39.5% 9.6% 41.3% 18.5% 51.5% 54% 32.5% 50.5% 14.4%