I'm not certain, but I think Butch Wynegar might be a case of "Hall of Fame potential."
The former catcher played in the big leagues from 1976 to 1988, hitting .255 with 1,102 hits and a 1.5:1 BB/K ratio. He was an All-Star twice (in his first two years) and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 1976. He also received MVP votes that year.
His comparisons list from Baseball Reference isn't too impressive--it contains Mike Scioscia, Rick Cerone, Alan Ashby, Johnny Edwards, Gus Mancuso, Joe Girardi, Dan Wilson, Jerry Grote, Frank Snyder and Mike Matheny--but he is also listed as being most similar to Ivan Rodriguez through age 21, Hall of Famer Ray Schalk through age 29 and Hall of Famer Al Lopez through age 30.
He led the league in number of runners caught stealing twice and caught stealing percentage once. His defensive WAR is 13.7, which coincidentally ties Ray Schalk.
What do you think about Butch Wynegar? Should he be in the Hall of Fame? Did he have Hall of Fame potential?