Command and Control two very, very different things. If you can throw a breaking pitch for a strike and not walk someone, that is good 'control'. If you leave it belt high in the middle of the plate, jolly good for your control, but not being able to command it in / out / up / down can get you crushed in the big leagues. Cabrera, D. had NEITHER. I did not comment on Zimm's control, but his command, which looked sharp to the first batter, but hell, he's a rookie making his first start. It's not even a very small sample size. The stuff looked good enough.
Probably not, but Gregg Jeffries got a few votes that year he appeared in 29 games. I suppose technically you could be ROY twice. Or five times if each of your first four seasons involved homering in all 20 at bats you got...
In other sports, namely English Premier League Soccer, their version of the ROY is called the Young Player of the Year and I count at least four players who've won it twice. Framing it that way fixes some of the issues with (for example) foreign players who are 30-year-old MLB rookies with six or eight high level seasons under their belt winning the award, but perhaps creates other problems.
Meanwhile, the streaky Yankees have won 8 games in a row ........ the White Sox, the Athletics, and the Rays have been the Big 3 in the American league for the better part of this abbreviated season. The Twins and the Yankees are a few games behind those teams, likely headed for middle-of-the-pack playoff seedings.
This isn’t a normal year. In a normal year a player like Mountcastle would never even be on the radar for any votes.
You can be ROY twice?
At end of day it really isn’t a big deal but it makes no sense.