- Full name Anthony Scott Carter
- Born 04/04/1986 in Decatur, GA
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Georgia Perimeter JC
- Drafted in the 26th round (785th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.
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Like Gregori Infante, Carter took off in 2010 after moving to the bullpen in his fifth pro season. He had instant success, tying for the Double-A Southern League lead with 22 saves. He followed that with a successful stint with Team USA in the fall, making four scoreless appearances and earning a save against highly-regarded Cuba in the Pan Am qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico, then was added to the White Sox's 40-man roster. Carter can get outs in the late innings with his fastball, which sits at 93-94 mph and spikes as high as 97, though he gets into trouble when he leaves it up in the strike zone. He complements his heater with an 80-84 mph slider that grades as a plus pitch at times. He also can fool hitters with a changeup on occasion. His high three-quarters delivery provides some natural deception. In order to succeed at higher levels, he'll need to be more consistent with his control and command. He handled lefthanders easily in 2010 (.154/.245/.264) but surprisingly struggled against righties (.282/.338/.479). Carter figures to open 2011 as Charlotte's closer, but the White Sox are revamping their bullpen and will give him a long look in spring training. He could make his big league debut later in the year. His realistic ceiling is as a set-up man.