Not many seventh-round picks in baseball's first-year player draft are household names, but the Chicago Cubs have one whose father is known to even the most casual of sports fans.
Trevor Gretzky, son of "The Great One" - hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky - was taken in the seventh round out of Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif.
The little Gretzky isn't so little. He is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound first baseman who bats lefthanded and throws righthanded. Gretzky was the 219th overall selection.
"I'm assuming if we had an organization club hockey team that we might be pretty good," Cubs manager Mike Quade quipped before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies.
Quade then turned serious.
"It's good for him, and if he is half the baseball player that his dad was as a hockey player, look out."
- Marc Narducci