Two words frequently and deservedly applied to it are "much maligned" but...
Moniak netted us Syndergaard who won five games--and considering that we won a playoff berth by just one game, every win was important--and pitched very well in the clinching game against the Braves.
Gowdy was a part of the package for Gibson who won ten games and, again, every win was important.
Romero got us Sosa who has been a good reserve and was a factor in the Cardinals series.
Perhaps that draft is paying off for us after all, if even only just for one season!