As the true breakout team of the 2012 MLB season, the Washington Nationals benefitted from a lot of players performing above expectations. Here are some Nats that had breakout years.
The Nationals' Adam LaRoche was honored as the best defensive first baseman in the NL, though teammate Ian Desmond wasn't selected as the league's best shortstop by managers and coaches.
It's award season around baseball, and for the first time ever, several Nationals are in the running for some prestigious honors.
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and first baseman Adam LaRoche have been named Gold Glove finalists. The awards will be announced Tuesday night.