When the White Sox made their move to acquire Padres ace Jake Peavy in 2009, one of the key players headed to the Padres was Sox prospect Dexter Carter. Despite being a 22 year old in Low A Carter was coming off 118 dazzling innings for the Sox, with impressive 10.91K and 2.44BB rates. Unfortunately for the Padres, whatever he had figured out with the Sox fell apart after the trade as he would never again display the same level of dominance, even though he never was pushed beyond A ball.
After a season and a half of disappointment, the Padres gave up on him.
The White Sox for their part seemed happy to welcome him back. The 6'6" righty has struggled throughout his career with his mechanics which has made him inconsistent. But he features a mow 90s fastball, changeup and curve and his tall frame gives him good plane on this pitches. At 24 and not yet having seen AA Carter's chances of reaching the Majors are slim, but if the Sox can help him rediscover his early 2009 form, they might have something.