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Chicago Cubs: Team goes pitching heavy with first day draft selections

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Jun 16, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; LSU Tigers pitcher Alex Lange (35) throws against Cal State Fullerton Titans during the seventh inning in the 2015 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 16, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; LSU Tigers pitcher Alex Lange (35) throws against Cal State Fullerton Titans during the seventh inning in the 2015 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. LSU won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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Time to build up the pitching

Now that the Cubs have their World Series title, Theo and company can go out and start drafting some home-grown pitching to go with the home-grown crop of position players. Through day one of the draft, the Cubs have done a good job.

So far, the Cubs have drafted three pitchers who could make a significant impact on their starting rotation. Lange may be the best option out of the three to become a starter at the big league level. However, even if Little and Abbott fizzle out as starters, they still would have great skill sets as relievers.

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The Cubs own pick 105 in the third round, and the last pick in each of the following rounds.

Rounds three through ten will be held Tuesday, June 13 at one pm eastern, with rounds 11-40 the following day, Wednesday, June 14 at noon Eastern.

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