The Yankees' young blood will be the most affected by a shortened season

Scott Boras, the sport's most powerful agent, made a couple of pitches on Wednesday and proposed both a 162-game schedule season starting in June and a 144-game calendar beginning in July.

Pitchers like Roansy Contreras, Miguel Yajure , Luis Gil , Yoendrys Gomez and Alexander Vizcaino need to work to become more consistent and to hone different aspects of their respective games.

Albert Abreu and Nick Nelson also belong in the group of hurlers that need to refine control and command, and a shortened season will cut some development time off their careers.

Minor leaguers, prospects and young players not yet established in a specific role stand to be the biggest losers of the postponed start of the season.

By pushing back the beginning of the year a couple of months, injured veterans are given more time to heal and reclaim their positions and roles.

That could have opened a slot for a young hurler like Garcia, Schmidt, Nelson or even Mike King, and Hicks’ case was going to result in extra at-bats for Clint Frazier , Miguel Andujar and the like.

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