During the 1980’s, Alan Trammell was one of the best shortstops in the league. Defensively he was a four time Gold Glove and even as his skills started to erode he was a quick thinker and made few errors in the infield. Trammell was a star with his bat as well, and though he was not a power hitter, he was in an era where shortstops were not known for their power anyway. He hit for a good average and statistically speaking has a career that racks up with other Hall of Fame shortstops.
Alan was a leader on his team and his revered in Detroit for his accomplishments there. He did successfully make his mark in the league but he may be being held by the offensive standards that the next generation of shortstops set. Should the Hall lean towards the past of his position as opposed to his future, the chances of Alan Trammell will improve.