Does anyone else see this comparison?
For starters we've got extremely similar numbers at similar ages. Both mashed at similarly small college programs, both made successful old-for-Rookie-league debuts, and both have similar builds, both throw/hit lefthanded, and both play a shaky 1B.
Statistically, both mashed the Midwest league in their second full years, and both showed TREMENDOUS doubles power at all levels. Both have great batting averages and good isolated disciplines.
One major difference is that Overbay was promoted to straight to AA in the middle of his second full season (age 23). Since Lis has yet to have his age 23 season, this isn't a major divergence in paths. I'd expect Lis to start out in Ft. Myers next year, hopefully making his way to AA by July.
I have a good feeling that Lis will be able to maintain his doubles power and become an Overbay-type hitter at the MLB level, probably as the Twins' DH.