8. Kyle Seager (2011-present)
It is pretty remarkable that a 29 year-old who has played only six seasons in a Mariners uniform is this high. That is just a testament to how solid Seager has been during his M’s career. More is sure to come.
Seager has turned in five consecutive 20+ home run, 154+ hit, .738+ OPS seasons in Seattle. The great thing about him is he has steadily gotten better and better as the years have gone on.
Who knows? Maybe we haven’t seen Seager at his full potential yet. Last season was his best year with career-highs in home runs (30), RBI (99), batting average (.278) and OPS (.859).
In my humble opinion, he was a an All-Star snub last year. He did, however, get the nod in 2014, when he also won a Gold Glove.
Seager is higher on this list also because he is the complete package. He hits for average, for power and can flash the leather with the best of them. One defensive play late last season (see below) was perhaps one of the best in Mariners history, given the situation.
The scary thing is, Seager is not done. He is signed through 2022 and is not going anywhere.
The ceiling is very high to reach the top-five, but given four or five more seasons like he has had, it will be hard not to put him among the best to ever play in Seattle. He is already eighth all-time in home runs and a good year this season will put him seventh, ahead of Bret Boone.