surprised no one has mentioned Kent for 3rd place.
I'd think that as of now would simply mean the best player now, not the best season so far. I guess I'm the only one that interpreted it that way
Anyway, Soriano then Boone for fantasy. Boone is probably the better player, but it depends on the team. Soriano is a better fit for the Yankees, since they already have Giambi hitting 3rd and Boone is better for the M's since Ichiro hits leadoff and IMO they don't have another legitimate 3rd hitter.