Our Process

Using a revolutionary data-driven approach, Eagleclaw Analytics identifies schools best suited to an individual's academic goals, athletic skills, and lifestyle preferences. Personal criteria such as geographic region, school size, and cost of attendance are assessed alongside key statistics including admissions requirements, four-year graduation rate, and post-graduation financial health. Of particular importance, our proprietary athletic evaluation formula compares a prospect's performance metrics (throwing velocity, exit velocity, 60 yard dash, etc.) to those of current and former college baseball commits across the Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA levels. The result is an objective athletic evaluation which shows a prospect exactly where his skill-set projects at the college level. 

The 'college recruiting process' too often leaves out the most important part. College. Eagleclaw Analytics believes that an ideal academic, geographic, and financial fit leads to success on the field. That's why our process begins by crunching the academic data first, then narrowing down the schools that present the best playing opportunities. With this information at hand, he can effectively focus on developing the skills needed to be an impact player on a given roster.

Meet Our Team

Michael Vlasity


Eagleclaw Analytics was founded by Michael Vlasity in 2020 as a counter to the high percentage of college baseball players that have poor experiences at their initial schools of choice. Combining his background in econometrics and data analysis with his love for coaching, Michael developed a proprietary data model that consolidates athletic, academic, and financial data on roughly 1,200 four-year college baseball schools. The revolutionary model identifies a prospects top 10 colleges based on their unique background and preferences, a game-changer in the world of college baseball recruiting.

Mike Fiscus 

Recruiting Advisor

Mike Fiscus brings over 25 years of coaching and college baseball recruiting experience to our Recruiting Advisor and Director of Player Development positions. Having placed over 200 high school baseball prospects into NCAA and NJCAA programs across the nation, Mike's reputation as a relationship builder speaks for itself. Mike believes that a prospects intangibles (work ethic, character, growth mindset, etc.) ultimately foster success and he takes pride in holding himself to those same ideals when advising prospects and their families.   

Ben Himes


Ben Himes has been a professional hitting coach and college recruiting expert for over 15 years. Drafted out of high school, but choosing to play in college, Ben was named an All-American Collegiate Player of the Year his senior season and was a 9th round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds. He later spent time in the Yankees minor league system.  After baseball, Ben focused his attention on researching the neuroscience behind what makes successful athletes, writing his first book, The Tao of Batting, this past year. Many colleges consult with him when looking for high-level academic student-athletes.  

Where does the Eagleclaw Analytics name come from?

Before sabermetrics, multi-million dollar contracts, and MLB the Show video games, the foundation of America's Game was built by kids playing on empty fields and sandlots all across the country. Without the presence of coaches and scouts, and with no need to track individual game stats or performance metrics, kids would compete for the simple love of the game. When selecting their teams for the day, each 'team captain' would alternate placing their hands on the handle of the bat working towards the knob. The first captain to 'Eagle Claw' the bat by placing their hand vertically over the end of the bat got to pick first. While the game of baseball has changed significantly since the sandlot days of old, playing for the simple love of the game never has to go out of style. Our company name is a subtle reminder to approach an often complicated and overwhelming college baseball recruiting process with the same independence and joy as the kids selecting teams on the sandlot.

Commit to an Ideal College the First Time.

1 in 3 college baseball players transfer to a new school before graduating, or drop out entirely. Our mission at Eagleclaw Analytics is to utilize athletic and academic data to ensure you find your best fit both on the field and in the classroom. 

Determine Your Athletic Potential with our Revolutionary Evaluation Process.

We cross-reference your athletic performance metrics with data from current and former college commits at all levels.

Prioritize Academic and Cultural Fit.

A good fit in the classroom, and in the community, directly correlates to success on the field. 

Understand Your Projected Athletic Development.

We calculate, and compile as a visual, your projected development in each quantifiable skill-set. This valuable information allows you to set realistic, targeted benchmarks and track progress towards your goals.  

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Prospect Placement Report


An iterative progression of up to three reports with each including an in-depth viability analysis of up to 5 colleges of your choice in addition to 10 of our own handpicked recommendations based on your athletic and academic skill-sets and preferences. A one year subscription to 'The Ultimate College Baseball Recruiting Tool' is included.

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Our College Selection Process Considers Everything

Athletic Evaluation

  • A comparison of your measurable athletic skill-sets to current and former college commits.
  • Positional needs and projected roster vacancies.
  • The colleges heavily scouting prospects from your state.
  • The trending ratio of transfer recruits to high school recruits in each program.  
  • Cultural fit and your preference of earning playing time, scholarships, or walk-on opportunities.

Academic Fit

  • A comparison of your GPA and ACT/SAT scores to the admissions requirements of each school.
  • Alignment with academic major/minor programs of interest. 
  • Enrollment sizes, student/faculty ratios, graduation rates and sophomore retention rates.
  • Community preferences such as geographic location, urban/rural, climate, etc.

General Preferences

  • Financial feasibility with parameters set for total cost of attendance. 
  • Financial aid and merit based scholarship opportunities.
  • Post graduate financial health including average student loan amounts owed and early career starting salaries. 
  • Academic culture including religious, non-sectarian, or liberal arts preferences. 
  • Athletic facilities and program prestige.
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