Current and Former 49ers Who Have Been Drafted by MLB

Over the years, there have been a handful of San Francisco 49ers players who have been drafted into two of America's top sports.

Why do we bring this up?

Because a new name was recently added to the list during the 2016 NFL Draft.

Here's a rundown of notable Niners and their ties to Major League Baseball.

JEFF DRISKEL

NFL Draft:Round 6, pick 32 in 2016 out of Louisiana Tech.

MLB Draft:Round 29 of the 2013 amateur draft, selected by the Boston Red Sox.

Baseball fun fact:Driskel actually signed a contract with the Red Sox while playing collegiately at Florida. His rights, should he chose to pursue baseball in the future, belong to Boston. Regardless, the quarterback/outfielder has repeatedly stated that he'll continue to play football for as long as he can.

DEION SANDERS

NFL Draft:Round 1, pick 5 in 1989 out of Florida State.

MLB Draft:Round 30 of the 1988 amateur draft, selected by the New York Yankees.

Baseball fun fact:Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback, played nine years in the big leagues. He posted a .263 batting average while playing for four different teams, including the San Francisco Giants in 1995.

COLIN KAEPERNICK

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NFL Draft:** Round 2, pick 36 in 2011 out of Nevada.

MLB Draft: Round 43 of the 2009 amateur draft, selected by the Chicago Cubs.

Baseball fun fact:The 49ers quarterback reportedly threw 92 miles per hour at Pittman High School in Turlock, Calif. He was a two-time All-State baseball player and turned down baseball scholarships so he could pursue playing quarterback in college.

DeANDRE SMELTER

NFL Draft: Round 4, pick 132 in 2015 out of Georgia Tech.

MLB Draft: Round 14 of the 2010 amateur draft, selected by the Minnesota Twins.

Baseball fun fact:The rookie wide receiver once struck out Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper during a high school All-Star game. Smelter recorded the punch out thanks to a 3-2 slider.

BLAKE BELL

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NFL Draft:** Round 4, pick 117 in 2015 out of Oklahoma.

MLB Draft: Round 43 of the 2010 amateur draft, selected by the Detroit Tigers.

Baseball fun fact: Bell didn't throw a single pitch after his sophomore year of high school and the Tigers still used a 2010 pick on the 49ers tight end.KYLE WILLIAMS

NFL Draft: Round 6, pick 206 in 2010 out of Arizona State.

MLB Draft: Round 47 of the 2006 amateur draft, selected by the Chicago White Sox.

Baseball fun fact:The former 49ers wideout is the son of White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams, who played six years in the majors for the White Sox, Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos.

CHRIS WEINKE

NFL Draft: Round 4, pick 106 in 2001 out of Florida State.

MLB Draft: Round 2 of the 1990 amateur draft, selected by the Blue Jays.

Baseball fun fact:The former 49ers quarterback spent six years in the Blue Jays minor league system before enrolling at FSU where he went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 2000.

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