On Now
Coming Up
  • There are no Events to display in this category.

Print
RSS

What If the 49ers Fielded a Baseball Team?

Posted Jul 9, 2014

In the dog days of July, #Niners365 looks at which 49ers would make the best baseball team.



Who would pitch? Who would play first base? Who would save the game?

This was a topic we kicked around in the 49ers.com digital studios and here’s what I came up with for this #Niners365 post...

Pitcher: Colin Kaepernick

Arm-strength is already MLB-caliber. No competition here.

Catcher: Patrick Willis

Solid defense. Plays hurt. Covers a lot of ground. Home-plate collision? No issues whatsoever there.

First Base: Justin Smith

Power hitter in the middle of the lineup.

Second Base: LaMichael James

Foot speed and lateral movement is a big plus here.

Shortstop: Vernon Davis

Super athletic, hurdles any base runner when turning a double-play.

Third Base: Joe Staley

Left side of the infield manned by three-time reigning Pro Bowl left tackle.

Right Field: Anquan Boldin

Will catch anything that comes his way.

Center Field: Michael Crabtree

Trust your life that he’ll catch any can of corn.

Left Field: Tramaine Brock

Breaks on any ball that goes his way.

Setup Man: Bruce Miller

Paves the way for the closer in this figurative scenario, and he does it in real life.

Closer: Frank Gore

Game over when “The Tank” gets rolling.

Manager: Jim Harbaugh

Only concern is how the khaki pants would fly in a dugout.

Pinch Hitter: Glenn Dorsey

Provides pop whenever a starter goes down with injury.

YOUR TURN:
Who should start where and why?

  • Top 10 Vines from First Half of 49ers Season

    By 49ers Staff - Posted 33 minutes ago

    In this Friday edition of Niners Daily, we bring you the best of the best from the wildly creative minds behind the "Forty Viners" presented by Levi's.

  • Analyzing 49ers Second-half Schedule

    By Tyler Emerick - Posted 22 hours ago

    When the San Francisco 49ers return to action, they won't play a team that currently has a winning record until Dec. 20. We break down the team's schedule.

  • Video Collection: College Highlights of Current 49ers

    By 49ers Staff - Posted 22 hours ago

    From Justin Smith (Missouri) to Colin Kaepernick (Nevada) and beyond, we are stockpiling footage from the old days.

  • The Top 10 Highlights of the Season

    By 49ers Staff - Posted Oct 23, 2014

    At the midway point, we take a look at the 10 best plays of the the season so far.

  • A Day in the Life: Jim Harbaugh

    By Scott Kegley - Posted Oct 23, 2014

    What is Jim Harbaugh like outside of work? Does he really watch as much “Judge Judy” as everyone is led to believe? 49ers.com spent a day with the San Francisco 49ers head coach.