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Defensively, outside of the seven Gold Gloves, the numbers show that those awards were warranted, particularly through the 2003 season (his last full season with the Rockies).
His Total Zone (or TZ, which is the stat that Defensive Runs Saved, or DRS, replaced starting with the 2003 season) was at or above league average in season between 1989 (rookie year) and 2003 with the exception of 1999 (in which he still won a Gold Glove Award). When it went to DRS in 2003, he had 10 DRS before it started going down in 2004 and 2005 before his retirement, which is to be expected as a player ages.
He also was known for his arm in right field and, total, in his career, he had 150 assists, which is 18th all-time, just ahead of Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Al Kaline and just behind Jesse Barfield and Dwight Evans, who were also known for their arms in right field (and Evans has been featured on Veterans Committee ballots before).
As you can see, you can make a pretty good case for Walker being in the Hall of Fame. Obviously, his injury history and his Coors/road splits don’t play in his favor.
However, the biggest two reasons, in my opinion, for Walker not getting the votes needed for induction are an ignorance and/or bias to Coors Field and votes for players that have steroid allegations (proven or unproven) like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Gary Sheffield, and Manny Ramirez, the first four of which have been on five or more ballots, including this current ballot. Bonds and Clemens have also each received nearly 60 percent of the vote last year, their highest ever.
Even a vote for players with a cloud of suspicion (or proven fact) doesn’t change the fact that Walker is one of the best players of all-time and is Hall of Fame worthy but whether he gets enough votes this year, next year, on a Veterans Committee, or ever remains to be seen.