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#Pirates have suffered a huge blow by losing Mike Leuzinger, who was clearly their top domestic amateur scout.
Leuzinger declined the Pirates' contract offer and became a free agent. He will have another job by no later than tomorrow morning if he so desires. I'm finalizing the Pirates' top 30 prospects for Baseball America now and six of them were signed by Leuzinger. He also played an instrumental role -- along with a $5-million bonus check -- in convincing Josh Bell to forgo his scholarship to Texas and sign with the Pirates when NO ONE thought Bell would sign.