"We're just going to take the best player, regardless of position -- the best investment, the best bet on that player's career," Epstein said. "I think there's tremendous pitching depth in this class. I think there's more depth than elite, per se, but we should come out with a pretty good pitching haul, we hope, when it's all said and done."
The Cubs have done well in Epstein's first two Drafts, picking outfielder Albert Almora in 2012 and third baseman Kris Bryant in 2013.
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