DJ Uiagalelei, a former Clemson QB who transferred to Oregon State at the end of last season, was drafted in the 20th Round of the 2023 MLB Draft Tuesday evening by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

No, that was not a typo. Uiagalelei, despite being known as a 22-6 starter in college football, was a pitcher in high school and had enough talent to be recruited as a college pitcher. Instead, he took his QB talents to Clemson to start for the Tigers.

But Uiagalelei struggled in the South Carolina upstate last season compared to Clemson’s usual dominance at the QB spot. He landed at Oregon State and is set to be the Beavers’ starting signal caller in the fall.


Uiagalelei was rated as the nation’s No. 500 overall player in the Class of 2020 according to Perfect Game. He’s been clocked at a 90 MPH fastball as a RHP coming out of HS.

But let’s take this news for what it is: the chances of Uiagalelei actually playing in the Dodgers’ farm system are miniscule at best.