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Julie Chrisley is acting like a proud mother on Instagram by showing off her son Grayson’s impressive throwing arm as he prepares for baseball season.
Fans of “Chrisley Knows Best” are already aware the 15-year-old athlete is a rising baseball star who takes the game very seriously. As he prepares to enter his freshman year of high school, Julie took to Instagram to give fans of the family an update on how her son’s training is going — and the results are pretty staggering.
“My boy @graysonchrisley is getting baseball ready,” she captioned an image of Grayson at an indoor training facility whipping a ball into a net.
The person filming is holding a speedometer in the foreground, which shows the kid is rocketing the ball at 76 miles per hour. For a 15-year-old, that’s pretty promising. Top pitchers in MLB can get the ball up to 94 miles per hour, but Grayson appears to be working on his infield work, not pitching. So, 76 is a great benchmark. In short, the kid has quite an arm!
In addition to showing off her son’s throwing prowess, Julie seemingly implied that Grayson will spend the summer improving his skills by playing with the Tennessee-based Redbirds Baseball club. He will be on one of their teams facing off with other athletes his age from around the state who are committed to “a higher level of competition,” according to the group’s website.
It’s not surprising that Grayson will be hitting the baseball diamond all summer. Fans of the show will note that Todd and Julie don’t like to give their kids too much free time to either be lazy or get themselves into typical Chrisley-family mischief. This goes double for Grayson given all the boy's natural promise.
Fortunately for him, Grayson seems to have evolved with the sport of baseball beyond what his dad was able to teach him in the brief time he spent as his coach.
With a left hand like a cannon, one can only imagine where he'll go next.
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