Here's what sportings news says:
Jun. 15, 2002 - 12:06 a.m.
Maroth retired the first 12 batters he faced Friday and allowed three runs on five hits in eight innings. In two starts since being promoted from Triple-A Toledo, Maroth has allowed three runs and 12 hits in 15 innings.
Fantasy Spin: Maroth is a lefty in Comerica Park, so he has an advantage. Give him one more start to make sure he is for real, but don't hesitate to add him to your bench in AL-only leagues. (Patrick Finley/TSN)
Jun. 9, 2002 - 6:49 p.m.
It was no surprise when Maroth got called up from Triple-A Toledo last week. He was 8-1 with a 2.82 ERA there, and Comerica Park seems ideal for southpaws. But it was surprising when Maroth, 24, pitched seven scoreless innings Saturday against Philadelphia in his major league debut. Maroth concentrates on keeping the ball down, moving it around, changing speeds. He has a decent fastball, is working on a slider and is confident in his changeup -- confident enough to throw one to Scott Rolen with a 2-0 count and a runner on second in the sixth inning of a 1-0 game. Rolen grounded out. (Reid Creager/TSN)
Fantasy Spin: Our take on Creager's scouting report? Minor league arm, big-league heart. Maroth lacks the shear stuff to dominate regularly in the big leagues, but he could surprise opponents in his first few starts and might be worth a look in deep leagues.