Triples Allowed measures the total number of triples hit off each pitcher.
More about Triples Allowed Leaders
Pitching triples allowed leaders give up the most triples when they are pitching. Those who lead the league in triples allowed generally don’t give up more than 10 or 12 in most seasons, so this is a bit of a fluky statistic. Some batters are much more likely to hit triples than other batters, particularly those who are fast and left-handed (these hitters are more likely to pull the ball to right field – from where it is harder to throw out a baserunner than any other outfield position – and they’re more likely to have enough speed to make it to third base). Having a right fielder with a strong arm can help deter against triples, though pitching in a ballpark with deep fences can occasionally turn what would normally be doubles into triples.