Sam Dexter returns for his first full season with the RedHawks and sixth in professional baseball after spending the latter half of 2020 with the RedHawks. Dexter had signed with the New York Boulders of the Frontier League for the 2020 season, but instead started the year with the Road Warriors of the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy when the Frontier League season was canceled. The RedHawks signed Dexter on Aug. 19, and proceeded to go on a hot streak right from the start. Dexter went 10-for-23 with eight RBIs, four doubles, two home runs, and a .435 average in his first week with the club to earn American Association Player of the Week honors. In 25 combined games in 2020, Dexter hit .301/.350/.473 with 28 hits, 10 doubles, 15 RBIs, two home runs, and a stolen base. Originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 23rd Round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Dexter played two seasons in the White Sox system — reaching the Advanced-A level in 2017 with the Winston-Salem Dash — before moving to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles in 2018. He hit .287/.351/.367 with 49 RBIs in his first season of independent baseball and signed with the Milwaukke Milkmen for 2019. With Milwaukee, Dexter experienced a bit of a down year, hitting .234/.297/.300 with 98 hits, 49 RBIs, and one home run in the Milkmen’s 2019 inaugural season.
Before being drafted, Dexter played four seasons of college baseball at Division III Southern Maine from 2013-16. Dexter was the standout player for the Huskies, earning the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as the NCAA Division III Player of the Year, ECAC Player of the Year honors, and being named Player of the Year by D3Baseball.com during his junior year in 2015.