If you want to catch a glimpse of Mookie Betts playing like arguably the best baseball player on the planet, you could hop in a time machine and go back to the summer of 2018 or the fall of 2020.

Or, you could simply watch him right now.

The Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder hasn't officially been named the National League Player of the Month for May just yet, but he certainly deserves nothing less after going off for a .342/.411/.746 batting line and 12 home runs during the month. With the latter, he tied Aaron Judge for the league lead and matched Roy Campanella's club record.

Suffice it to say that Betts' supernova May did his overall record for 2022 some good. He's heading into June with a .298/.387/.601 slash line and NL-best marks with 15 home runs and 50 runs scored.

Betts has also accumulated 3.0 rWAR, putting him just 0.2 off the pace set by San Diego Padres rival Manny Machado.

As for whether this is the best the Dodgers have seen Betts play during his three seasons with the club, manager Dave Roberts put it this way:

“I think even in ‘20 there were snippets where he was playing good baseball. But over the last 30 days, it’s as good as anybody on the planet. Yeah, it’s as good as I’ve seen him. He’s scoring runs at a crazy clip. He’s on base. He’s slugging at a ridiculous clip, too. And he’s playing Gold Glove defense, too. He’s making the game look a lot easier than it is.”

Betts was indeed mighty good back in 2020, finishing second to future teammate Freddie Freeman in the NL MVP voting and putting his fingerprints all over the Dodgers' first World Series championship since 1988.