Omar Vizquel was considered one of the best defensive Shortstops of all time, earning eleven Gold Gloves and posting a career Defensive bWAR that is ranked in the top ten time.
This isn’t to say that Vizquel couldn’t provide assistance with his offense. The Shortstop had 2,877 career hits in a career that saw him play until he was 45 years old. He also had 279 career Stolen Bases but what holds him back is a low On Base Percentage (.336) and lack of a power game. Advanced metrics don’t help him (offensively anyway) but in his prime (and evidently well past it) this was a player that teams wanted on their roster.
Following his retirement, Vizquel was involved in a domestic violence scandal that shattered his chances and plummeted his votes.
Should Omar Vizquel be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 69.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.3%