He came up at age 20 and rang up a career OPS+ of 103. He only had four seasons above average, never a WAR over 2.9 (per BBref), and over his career was below average. He did have problems staying in the lineup, whether due to health, his play or a combination of the two. What exactly would make anyone think he even had HOF potential?
Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.