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The Great Two? Cubs draft Gretzky's son

The Great Two? Cubs draft Gretzky's son

The Great Two? Cubs draft Gretzky's son
CHICAGO -- The Cubs drafted a Gretzky on Tuesday.

In the seventh round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, the Cubs drafted Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.

The Cubs also drafted Shawon Dunston Jr., son of the former Cubs shortstop. Dunston Jr., 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, is a left-handed hitting center fielder from Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif.

Trevor, a left-handed first baseman from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., was the No. 219 overall pick in the Draft. He worked out for Cubs scouts June 4 in Arizona in advance of the Draft.

Trevor, 18, is 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds. He is committed to play baseball at San Diego State, where Major League Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is head coach. He increased his Draft stock when he hit for the cycle and drove in a school-record nine runs on April 21.

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Trevor hit .341 with two home runs and 33 RBIs in his junior year at Oaks Christian. He suffered a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder last September and was limited to DH duties his senior year.

Trevor, who wears No. 99 -- his father's old number -- on the diamond, also played quarterback for Oaks Christian's football team.

Live coverage of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft resumes at noon ET Wednesday on MLB.com, where fans will receive exclusive coverage of Day 3, featuring a live pick-by-pick stream, expert commentary and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of every Draft-eligible player. You can also keep up to date at Draft Central and by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

Alex Ruppenthal is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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