LOS ANGELES -- For their NLDS appearance, Dodgers players who receive a full postseason share will receive $34,168.74, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.
MLB announced the full distribution of the players pool from the 2015 postseason, which totaled $69,882,149.26, a new major league high. The exact breakdown per series wasn't revealed by MLB, but the players pool from the World Series alone was $20,933,256, per Adam Rubin of ESPN.
The players pool is up 12.7 percent from 2014. ($62,026,461.86).
The players pool is derived from 50 percent of the gate receipts of both Wild Card Games, 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of all four Division Series, 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of each League Championship Series, and 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first four games of the World Series.
The World Series champion Royals get 36 percent of the players pool, with the runner-up Mets receiving 24 percent. The Blue Jays and Cubs get 12 percent each for getting to the League Championship Series, while the Dodgers, Cardinals, Astros and Rangers get 3.25 percent each for losing in the Division Series. The Yankees and Pirates, for losing in the Wild Card Games, each get 1.5 percent of the players pool.
The Dodgers' total was $2,271,169.85, the distribution of which was voted on by the players on the team. The Dodgers split up their total into 48 full shares, 17.18 partial shares, and 11 cash awards.