LSU Baseball Alum Paul Skenes is named to his first All-Star Game

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The LSU Baseball team will have a representative in Texas for the Mid-Summer Classic as Paul Skenes has been named to his first ever All Star Game. The Rookie despite being called up after the start of the season was impressive enough to earn a nod.

Thus far, Skenes has made ten starts with a 5-0 record and an incredible 2.12 ERA in 59.1 innings of work. He's struck out 78 batters while posting a 1.011 WHIP, allowing just 1.8 walks per nine innings, with an 11.8 K/9. The Pirates social media team captured the incredible moment when Skenes found out he was heading to the All Star Game.

In being named to the All Star game in his rookie season, Skenes becomes the first player in MLB History to make the All Star Game the year after he was drafted. Paul Skenes becomes the first rookie pitcher in Pirates history to make the All Star Game.

The last year of baseball has been incredible for Skenes, winning the College Baseball World Series where he was also named the Most Outstanding Player, The Dick Howser Trophy, becoming the first overall pick in the MLB Draft, and he's now an All Star.

Next up for Paul Skenes is National League Rookie of the Year

After being named to the All Star Game, the next award on the checklist for Paul Skenes is National League Rookie of the Year. Despite starting his MLB Career in May, Skenes has quickly emerged as a frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year Award. As the Pirates are still in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the playoffs, Skenes will make some can't miss starts as the Pirates push for the playoffs.

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