Growing up in Syracuse, N.Y., basketball was Corbin's first love.
"My father built a basketball court in our backyard," Corbin said. "It was a wooden deck court with two hoops on each side. It was great because about five or six of my friends lived within a couple houses, so we'd always do something after school. I grew up in New York, [I'm] from Syracuse, so Carmelo Anthony, he was one of my favorite guys [to watch]."
Like a lot of successful athletes, Corbin did not specialize in one sport when he was growing up.
"Baseball was tough just because of the weather," he said. "Growing up, I played multiple sports and I think it really helped with me to get to where I am today, just repeating my delivery and being able to do multiple things out there on the mound. I credit that to playing everything I could growing up."
Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.