Comparing Dawson to Alomar (another top-of-the-lineup guy) further shows that while Andre could hit for power, he was far less valuable than the player whose statistics rank him among the greatest second baseman ever to play the game.
Alomar: .300, 2,724 hits, 210 HR and .371/.443/.814 (474 steals)
Dawson: .279, 2,774 hits, 438 HR and .323/.482/.806 (314 steals)
Alomar tops Brock in batting average, home runs, OPS, and most notably OBP (by 48 points) and bests Dawson in batting average, OBP, steals, and shockingly OPS. He also created 6.1 runs per game as apposed to Dawson's mark of 5.4. Any way you slice it, Alomar was easily the more valuable player to his teams' victories throughout his entire career. He may have never ripped out 49 home runs in a season but Robbie was a far more productive player, contributing in a much more important and relevant way to his teams' run scoring capabilities on a consistent basis.
And then there is the yearly elephant in the room: Tim Raines. Once again receiving just over 20% of the vote, Rock challenges only Dick Allen for the greatest player not in the Hall of Fame (and the best man still eligible for general election). Raines was a pure, all-around athlete that was immensely valuable where ever he played.
Raines: .294/2,605/170 and .385/.425/.810 (808 steals - 85% success rate).
Dawson: .279/2,774/438 and .323/.482/.806 (314 steals)
His 6.6 rc/g mark is easily above each of the other candidates mentioned, as is his 6.1 rc/g mark. In addition Raines dominates Dawson in batting average and OBP and tops Dawson by four points in OPS despite Dawson's apparent Hall of Fame worthy power. Whether this point is taken as proof that Raines was still more productive despite has lack of power or that Dawson simply never got on base if he wasn't hitting for power, the same conclusion can be derived. There is no more qualified player for election than Tim Raines (he was on base more often than Tony Gywnn) and he is far more qualified than Dawson. But this is a point that has been dissected to intensity, and so I'll digress.