The Chicago Cubs have signed infielder Trevor Gretzky, their seventh-round selection from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
Gretzky, is the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, was selected out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif. Gretzky, 18, finished his senior season with a .393 batting average (42-for-107), 10 doubles, 4 triples, a home run and 27 RBI in 31 games for Oaks Christian.
The 6-foot-four, 190-pound player recorded a .450 on-base percentage and was nine-for-10 in stolen base attempts. A left-handed hitter and right-handed fielder, Gretzky played first base and the outfield in high school.
"The Cubs are thrilled to welcome Trevor Gretzky to the organization," said general manager Jim Hendry. "It was a 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."
Gretzky also played quarterback on the high school's varsity football team. He had committed to San Diego State University before signing with the Cubs.