Youks has had a HOF peak, but it's short. Had he won the MVP award in 2008, had he played 3B his entire career, he'd be a better candidate. He could still be a HOFer, but he'd have to break out of his slump and he'd have to have the kinds of years he had in 2008-10 for another 3 years, minimum, to even be a viable candidate. He's really started too late, and I'm not sure he'll stay at 3B all the way, so it's not lookng good.
"I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."
NL President Ford Frick, 1947