Guys are who they are. Phillips this season has a lower OPS than he has for his career, yet some people are trying to say he is the MVP of this team. Brandon Phillips is a league averagish hitter who plays excellent defense.
He may change his approach some depending on where he hits, but the results remain about the same in the frequency in which he gets hits, gets on base and number of bases he acquires per hit. Just like everyone else. His skillset dictates what he does, not who is hitting in front of him, behind him or where he is hitting in the lineup.