you are absolutely nuts to put schmidt anywhere below second on this list. look at the numbers. everyone seems to agree that prior is tops on the list, so lets look at how schmidt compares to prior:
7-2, 98k, 2.88 era, 1.11 whip, 4.26 k/bb, 9.78 k/9
5-2, 96k, 2.44 era, 0.98 whip, 4.36 k/bb, 10.16 k/9
schmidt is superior in every category to even prior. he has one less start so far, but he goes today at kc. i would imagine his numbers will improve some more after that.