I was just taking a peak at the advanced stats for several prominent mariners at the halfway point of the season, and one thing that really stands out is just how big of a star Seager has become, and how Felix's season so far is much better than people thought, which is saying something as he's a Cy Young frontrunner.
Robinson Cano, despite the drop in HRs, is still on pace for 5.2 WAR. It would be his lowest WAR output in years (his average over the previous several seasons is over six.) Still, 5+ WAR is a legit all-star level player. I think I've heard that 1 WAR = roughly $8 million in salary these days, so even in a "down" year Cano is still easily earning his $24 million salary. To put this in perspective, Kyle Seager was a very good player in 2012 and 2013, and during those seasons he averaged 3.5 WAR.
Now on to Seager. Last season Seager played 160 games for a total of 3.4 WAR. This year he's already at 3.4 WAR already in only 82 games, pacing him for almost 6.8 WAR over a full season, which would very nearly match career year Ichiro (6.9 in 2004). What's even more remarkable about this is that Seager was terrible for the first month of the season, which means that during May and June Seager has basically been one of the very best players in all of baseball. We're talking rookie Mike Trout level awesomeness over those two months.
But what's really amazing is what Felix has done. Pitchers have a harder time racking up WAR because they only play in 20% of the games. Felix's career high WAR is 6.3, that coming of course in 2009 when he won the Cy Young.
Well, exactly halfway through the season, Felix is already at 4.8 WAR, on pace for a ludicrous 9.6 WAR for the season. 9.6 WAR is a level of contribution only seen by the elite of the elite hitters in baseball, and is almost never reached by a pitcher. Since 1990, 9.6 WAR has only been surpassed seven times, by guys like Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, and Greg Maddux. Right now, Felix is on pace to have a year that is in the conversation with the career years of some of the best pitchers in the modern history of the game.