Before the season, I had Shields projected to about 9 wins and 9 saves - this may be too high (I mostly took my projections from Sportsline and didn't have time to fully adjust the values - I only adjusted certain players that I thought were way out of line). With those stats, he came up in value to approximately the 15th best pitcher, and that's ignoring inning limits (his W/IP has been higher than most if not all SP's the last 2 years).
Obviously, I wouldn't take him as the 15th pitcher in the draft, but a lot of people significantly undervalue Shields and other elite MR's. In my 20-team league, I missed out on all the stud starters, and filled in with MR's (Shields went 204th in this league, about 16 picks before I was going to nab him). Until about a week ago, I was in the top 5 in all pitching categories (top 3 in all but K's). I'm still doing pretty well in pitching (71 out of a possible 100 points), considering that my pitchers were almost all bottom-of-the-barrel, picked late in the draft.
You can definitely get some nice numbers out of MR's in a roto league, particularly a deep one where you miss out on stud starters.
(taps little picture of a microphone)... is this thing on?