Originally posted on The Nats Blog old  |  Last updated 2/6/13
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. Many people saw Chien-Ming Wang’s 2012 season coming from a million miles away. He showed signs of strength and serious weakness in the 2011 season in a few appearances, but really only the weaknesses appeared in 2012. Wang had a 6.68 ERA in 10 games and five starts. His 5.85 FIP seems to indicate he got a little unlucky, but I stress a little. It was an all around atrocious season for Wang, who looks to be approaching the end of his career. You have to feel pretty bad for Sandy Leon. Leon, the catcher who got called up after a historic number of injuries to Nationals backstops, got plowed at the plate just four innings into his MLB debut, and missed just over two months with a high ankle sprain. Upon his return, he got some action in late July and early August, but he was demoted back to Triple-A with the acquisition of Kurt Suzuki. Ryan Perry, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the Collin Balester trade, appeared in seven games in 2012 at the MLB level and less than half of them were good appearances.  He wound up with a 10.13 ERA before the Nationals decided to send him down to the minors. The organization has been working on stretching him out as a starter, a sort of last ditch effort to help him keep his career alive. Next Year: Wang hasn’t been signed by an MLB team yet, and I don’t expect him to be. It seems that Wang’s career may be over. Leon will start the season at Triple-A, but he would likely be the first catcher to be recalled should Suzuki or Wilson Ramos get hurt. Perry will also start at Triple-A, likely as a starter, to see if he’s able to work as an emergency starter for the team. Up Next: #47 Gio Gonzalez
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