Son of Great One, Trevor Gretzky goes to Cubs
The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday selected high school first baseman Trevor Gretzky in the seventh round of major-league baseball's June draft out of Oaks Christian High School, in Thousand Oaks, California. Gretzky, 18, is the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
Trevor Gretzky had signed a letter of intent to attend San Diego St. University and would play for Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gwynn. The 6-4, 188 lb. lefthanded hitter stated in April his goal of becoming a major-league player, but his father seemed to favour him going the college route, especially when linked with a former major-league icon like Gwynn.
Gretzky had upped his draft value dramatically with a dominating nine-RBI high school performance in mid-May. The deadline for players making a decision, either signing a pro contact or passing and deciding to attend school is August 15.
Here's a link to a feature I wrote on Trevor.