The Dunwoody, GA native was selected in the 28th round by the Chicago White Sox in the 2007 draft but passed that up to attend Clemson University. He was then drafted again in 2011 by the Houston Astros in the 45th round and was sent to their Rookie League. Epps had a tremendous 2013 in Class-A with Lancaster in the California League. He hit .275 with 32 doubles, 5 triples, 16 homers and 75 RBI. His on-base percentage was .381. This spring he was promoted to AA Corpus Christi and his batting average slumped to .156 but his on-base was still a very good .298, yet he was released by the Astros in early June. Epps hit .292 as a senior with Clemson with 10 homers and 42 RBI in 61 games. He participated in the College World Series and was named the ACC’s #4 prospect by Baseball America after his junior season. Epps played on a State Championship team at Dunwoody H.S. in Georgia.