Originally written on The Nats Blog  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez until Spring Training. Enjoy. There’s not much to say about Brad Lidge and the 2012 season. The former star closer was brought into the organization as insurance for Drew Storen, the Nats young closer, but that never worked the way the team had hoped. Storen went down with elbow surgery and Lidge never panned out before being released and retiring this offseason. Eury Perez deserves a bit more exploration. He was a September call up for the Nats, mainly as a baserunner and a defensive replacement. After rising from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse in 2012, Perez has really shown his value. He posted an impressive .314/.344/.705 slash line at all MiLB levels last season. Perez’s claim to fame is speed, though, and he let that show with the big club. He appeared in 13 games, eight of them as a pinch runner. He had three stolen bases and three runs in those limited chances. All of this combined made him the seventh-best prospect in the Nationals organization for 2013, according to Baseball America. He didn’t appear on the previous list, but that probably has more to do with top prospects leaving the organization than with his significant improvement. Next Year: Lidge will be golfing after announcing his retirement in December. Perez will probably start in Triple-A to get some more opportunities, but it’s possible we could see him again in 2013 if a few key players suffer injuries. Up Next: #56 Christian Garcia
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