Barons' Michael Kopech honored for All-Star experience

The Barons' Michael Kopech has 86 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched this season (

Southern League baseball holds it's annual All-Star game this week, and the Barons Michael Kopech and Jordan Guerrero are getting the star treatment.

Both Birmingham pitchers are on the South roster for Tuesday's all-star game.

Kopech is living up to the hype that accompanied acquisition. The 21-year old flame throwing pitcher was one of a host of prospects picked up by the Chicago White Sox in exchange for all-star pitcher Chris Sale.

Kopech has 86 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched this season.

"I'm still extremely honored by it to be honest. We've got a great group of guys here," Kopech said about the all-star experience. "You look around, I've struggled with a lot of these guys here, so I'm hoping to go out and compete and have fun at the same time."

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