The Chicago Cubs have signed their seventh round pick from the 2011 MLB Draft and it’s a name you might recognize. High school infielder Trevor Gretzky comes from pretty solid bloodlines, as his dad Wayne is the greatest hockey player of all-time.
Gretzky the younger attended Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California the same school that produced former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Gretzky played first base and infield during his senior season and posted solid numbers while accepting a scholarship to play for Tony Gwynn at San Diego State.
The 18-year-old finished his senior year hitting .393, with 10 doubles, four triples a home run, 27 RBI and a .450 on-base percentage in 31 games. He’s 6’4, 190 pounds and also stole nine bases in 10 attempts. He is a left-handed batter but throws right-handed. Gretzky was also the quarterback for Oaks Christian’s football team.
The terms of his deal are not yet available, but Cubs manager Jim Hendry did announce the signing. “The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gretzky to the organization. It was the pleasure working with the Gretzky family on this contract and we are excited by Trevor’s decision to begin his pro baseball career with the Cubs.”
We wish the young Gretzky the best going forward, though we do think it would have been awesome if Wayne Gretzky had been in the stands at SDSU games while Tony Gwynn was coaching on the field. Having two of the best in their respective sports from the 80s and 90s in the same place would have been very cool.